Tuesday October 13th, 2015 7:59AM

Action Ministries names Ross honorary Action Hero

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Action Ministries, one of Georgia's leading nonprofits, this week conducted a formal investiture ceremony making Tray Hughes Ross, a Hall County Fire Services employee and recipient of the prestigious Carnegie Medal of Honor, an honorary Action Hero in recognition of his commitment to the people of Gainesville.

At the event, Action Ministries Gainesville Program Director Terri Armour spoke about Ross's heroic act of rescuing a blind man from a burning building in November 2011.

"An Action Hero is an ordinary person who goes out of their way to help someone in need or is someone in need who works through adversity toward self-sufficiency," said Armour.

"We are proud to have a real-life example of someone who went out of their way to help someone in need as our grand marshal for Action Dash."

Action Dash Gainesville will be held on Labor Day at the University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus located at 3820 Mundy Mill Rd Oakwood, GA 30503 with the following schedule:

6:30 a.m. - Race packet pick up and on-site registration
8:00 a.m. - 5K begins
8:45 a.m. - 1 mile Fun Run begins
9:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony

Proceeds from the event will help Action Ministries provide the hunger, housing and education solutions that help our neighbors in need move toward independence.
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