The Central Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross honored 12 hometown heroes Thursday, members of the Hero Army making a difference in their community.
13WMAZ's Frank Malloy welcomed the crowd at Macon State College.
Members of the community nominated others they say make a difference through acts of courage or giving to others.
Each hero received a trophy.
8-year-old Winn Murray, who helped build a well for kids in Africa, was recognized as a 'Paving the Way Youth Hero,' and Judy Samuels was awarded the 'Fire Rescue Hero.'
She says she enjoys going into classrooms and teaching kids about fire safety.
"It makes me feel like I've served my community. I'm very honored for it, and it's for all our firefighters. It's not just my award. It's for all of them," Samuels says.
Winn Murray says, "I was learning about water scarcity in my REACH class and I wanted to do something about it."
Other winners included: