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When you sponsor a Red Cross event with your financial support, you help provide numerous services within our community, such as assisting thousands of children and adults with immediate needs following a fire or other disaster, teaching life saving skills such as CPR, first aid and aquatics, or assisting military families during crisis by relaying emergency messages between them and their service member when they are separated due to training, deployments and remote assignments.

Heroes in the Heartland - Heartland Chapter, Omaha

The Heroes in the Heartland Awards Luncheon honors individuals from Southwest Iowa and the Omaha metro who have saved another person’s life during the past year or who have positiely impacted the quality of life in the Heartland in other ways. This signature event, held each year in March, originates from the organizations’s belief that quatilies of bravery, commitment, dedicaiton and selfless behavior should be recornized and honored.

A record 700 guests attended the Heroes in the Heartland event in 2012. The event was featured in 6 stories aired by media partner WOWT, as well as in articles from the Omaha World Herald and Metro Magazine. Together with our sponsors and guests, we raised more than $175,000 for the American Red Cross. The next Heroes in the Heartland Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2012 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at Embassy Suites LaVista.

To learn more about Heroes in the Heartland sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ashley Farrell at 402-343-7760.

Tribute to Heroes - Cornhusker Chapter, Lincoln

Every spring, the Cornhusker Chapter celebrates people from Lincoln and the surrounding areas who have saved or made outstanding contributions the community at the Tribute to Heroes event.

In 2012, more than 230 guests enjoyed an evening of inspiring stories and raised nearly $60,000 in support of the American Red Cross.

The next Tribute to Heroes Event will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE.

To learn more about Tribute to Heroes sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chris Rasmussen at 402-441-6385.

A Night of Heroes & Jazz - Loess Hills Chapter, Council Bluffs

Each summer in June, Red Cross supporters gather to enjoy an evening of fine wine, cool jazz and good company at the A Night of Heroes & Jazz fundraiser in Council Bluffs, IA. Guests taste a fine selection of local and national wine and beer selections throughout the evening, accompanied with great food and dancing and live jazz. The night’s events also include an exciting live and silent auction featuring a number of well sought after items.

Over 300 guests attended A Night of Heroes & Jazz at the Mid America Center on June 9, 2012. The event raised nearly $40,000 in support of the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross.

A Night of Heroes & Jazz, will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 pm at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.

To learn more about A Night of Heroes & Jazz sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jill Orton at 712-435-5767.

Classic Chili Cookoff - Central Plains Chapter, Grand Island

Nothing takes the bite out of a cold February day like a spicy bowl of chili. Even more heartwarming is the feeling you get when you join your neighbors to support the American Red Cross at the 25th Annual Classic Chili Cookoff, hosted by the Central Plains Chapter on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Fonner Park in Grand Island. In 2012, over $10,000 was raised at the annual competition. The funds from this event will help those facing emergency needs and to help prepare central Nebraska be a safer, place to work, live and play.

To learn more about Classic Chili Cook Off sponsorship opportunities, please contact Donna Titman at 308-382-3790.