Northeast Georgia Hometown Heroes

As a community leader in emergency preparedness, prevention and response, the American Red Cross honors individuals and organizations whose extraordinary acts of courage and kindness make them Real Heroes. In the past decade, awards have been presented to children, adults, organizations, civic groups and even animals!

Adult Good Samaritan:
Presented to an ordinary citizen above the age of 18, for an extraordinary act of heroism or courage.

Animal Rescue:
Presented to an animal that saved the life of a human, an ordinary citizen who used life saving skills to save the life of an animal(s), or to a professional involved in the care of animals.

Aquatics:
Presented to a lifeguard or ordinary citizen whose lifesaving action was able to prevent a serious water-related injury or drowning.

Emergency Response:
Presented to a individual who demonstrates an act of heroism or extraordinary courage in the face of an emergency.

Fire Rescue:
Presented to a professional or volunteer firefighter or emergency dispatch operator whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty.

International Service:
Presented to an individual, group or company in recognition of their commitment to humanitarian efforts in other parts of the world.

Public Health & Safety:
Presented to a law enforcement agent or medical personnel whose lifesaving actions went above and beyond the call of duty.

Military:
Presented to a member of the armed forces (active or retired, commissioned or non-commissioned) whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty—this award may be awarded posthumously.

Youth Good Samaritan:
Presented to an ordinary citizen under the age of 18, for an extraordinary act of heroism or courage.

Nomination Guidelines:
  • Nomination deadline is April 15, 2016
  • Nominees must live in one of these counties: Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, or Oglethorpe.
  • Call 706-353-1645 for additional questions