Heroes Luncheon - Nomination Form

This year, we will honor local heroes in the following categories:

  • Animal Welfare Hero Award Presented to an animal that has protected a human or another animal in a time of need, or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic situation; or, to an animal that is making a difference to impact someone’s life, or to an individual involved in the care of animals.
  • Community Hero Award Presented to a person that has demonstrated outstanding heroism, skill, commitment or resourcefulness in attempt to save one or more lives utilizing skills aligned with those taught in American Red Cross lifesaving programs such as CPR/AED/First Aid and other health and preparedness training.
  • First Responder Hero Award Presented to a professional or volunteer serving as a law enforcement official, firefighter, first responder or in the medical or healthcare field. Presented to a nominee or nominees who has exhibited heroism in their response to an emergency, on or off-duty, through acts of courage and selflessness.
  • From the Heart Hero Presented to an individual, blood drive coordinator or community blood partner whose commitment to blood and platelet donation has played a significant role in ensuring the health of patients in our local communities and throughout the country.
  • Humanitarian Hero Award Presented to an individual, business, community group or an organization that has consistently demonstrated a commitment to making a safer and more compassionate community through their safety and preparedness measures, volunteerism, philanthropy, service to others or through leading by example.
  • Service to the Armed Forces Hero Presented to a member or members of the Armed Forces whose heroic action(s) demonstrated exceptional courage or improved the welfare of the military community. The nominee(s) can be active or retired, commissioned or non-commissioned and can include military base/military hospital volunteers or therapy service and/or military working dogs. Nominees can also include civilian individuals or organizations serving the military community.
  • Water Rescue Hero Presented to a lifeguard, first responder or ordinary citizen whose quick-thinking actions prevented a serious water-related injury or drowning.
  • Youth Hero Award Presented to a youth (age 18 or younger) who has demonstrated courage, initiative and/or compassion in the spirit of the American Red Cross in service to another individual or the community.


Once we receive all nominations, a judging committee will select a winner for each category.

Please use the online form below to nominate your hero. If needed, please use additional sheets, news clips or photographs to describe your nominee’s heroic act.

Your nomination should include:
  • All of the requested contact information
  • Description explaining why your hero deserves to be recognized
  • Supporting documents such as news articles and photographs