Heroes for the American Red Cross

  • Red Cross Santa Barbara Heroes Event

Ordinary People.

Extraordinary Acts.

June 1, 2016

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Carr Winery,
414 N Salsipuedes Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Do you know a hero who has made a difference in your community? Throughout our community there are seemingly ordinary people who have touched our lives through their selfless acts of courage.

These Heroes may have helped save a life, performed an extraordinary act of compassion, or have demonstrated an exceptional spirit of giving. Please help us honor local individuals and organizations in Santa Barbara County who have made a difference through their acts of courage, compassion and leadership.

For Sponsorship opportunities, or more information, please contact cindy.gericke@redcross.org.

Heroes Categories

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County invites you to nominate a hero for one of the following categories:

  • Disaster Services Hero: This award is presented to an individual who has shown extraordinary courage in the face of an emergency, or had a significant impact on the community through disaster preparedness. This could include police, deputy sheriffs, firefighters, and other trained first responders.

  • Service to the Armed Forces Hero: This hero has made a positive impact by supporting active duty service members, veterans, or their families. This hero may also be a service member who performed an act of heroism in the face of disaster or made a positive impact in their community.

  • Health & Safety Hero: This category honors heroes that have demonstrated extraordinary courage in the field of health and safety. Heroes could be CPR first responders, paramedics, EMT’s, health professionals or just good Samaritans of any age that have gone above and beyond for their community.

  • International Services Hero: This award is presented to heroes that have provided an outstanding service to the community in the field of international services, including but limited to humanitarian aid, reconnection services, or education.
The Heroes for the American Red Cross awards are inspired by the organization’s five lines of service: disaster relief, service to the Armed Forces, public health and safety services, and international services.

Criteria for Nominations:
Nominees must live or work in Santa Barbara County - The heroic act does not need to have occurred in Santa Barbara County
The heroic act must have taken place in the calendar year preceding the awards event
(e.g., our 2016 Heroes event will celebrate heroic acts performed in 2015.)
Nominees in all categories maybe individuals, groups of individuals, corporations, organizations, adults or youth heroes.