- Lifesaving Hero, Adult: An adult who has performed an extraordinary lifesaving act, using skills such as CPR or first aid.
- Lifesaving Hero, Youth: A youth who has performed an extraordinary lifesaving act, using skills such as CPR or first aid.
- Act of Courage Hero: An adult or youth who has performed an extraordinary act of courage.
- Act of Kindness & Philanthropy Hero: An adult or youth who has shown an extreme act of kindness or selflessness.
- Community Service Hero, Individual: An adult or youth who has performed great community service.
- Community Service Hero, Organization: A business or organization that has performed great community service.
- Animal Rescue Hero: An animal that has protected a human in a time of need or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic situation.
Once we receive all nominations, we invite local community leaders to select a winner for each category who will be honored at the celebration.
The Hero Award recipients will be selected by a committee of community leaders based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the values of the American Red Cross and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of San Mateo County.
All nominees must work or reside in San Mateo County, although the heroic acts may have occurred elsewhere. The heroic act must have occurred between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
Please help us identify our local heroes by sharing this link in highly visible areas to help spread the word or distributing the forms to your co-workers, friends, families and patrons. Deadline for submission is Friday, February 28, 2014.
If you have questions regarding the event, please visit our website at redcross.org/SMCHeroes or contact Rachelle Ungaretti by emailing her at: Rachelle.Ungaretti@redcross.org