On October 23, we will be hosting our annual Red Tie Affair, Honoring our Heroes Gala—a celebration of “every day” heroes from across our region and across the country. Throughout the evening we will pay tribute to individuals both within and outside of the Red Cross who embody the spirit of our core mission—to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.
And we want YOUR help.
Do you know of someone who embodies these universal principles? Someone who has gone above and beyond to help someone in need? We want to know who YOUR heroes are.
Using the hashtag #RedTieHeroes, share the stories of YOUR heroes on Twitter or Instagram.
Use videos, photos, selfies, to share your hero stories.
We will be sharing a selection of these submitted stories throughout the month via our social media outlets as well as during our gala. Additionally, on the day of the event, October 23, we are initiating a "Red Tie Day" to show support for all everyday heroes and we encourage you to join us. Throughout the day, wear something red—red tie, red jacket, red shoes - and take a selfie or group photo.
Who is your hero? Tell us using #RedTieHeroes
1. Ask 3 friends and/or family members on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram: “Who is your unsung/deserving hero? Share their story at #RedTieHeroes to join Oct 23 celebration of everyday heroes.”
2. Share your hero on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram with #RedTieHeroes and ask that person or persons to do the same – you can also include an image of your hero and/or a video of you describing your hero.
o Example 1: Mark Edelman is my hero for believing in me and giving me a chance. @markedelman who is your unsung hero? #RedTieHeroes
Use these web banners on your company website & link them to: http://www.redcross.org/redtieheroes
Or, you can cut and paste this code into your website HTML:
<a href="http://www.redcross.org/redtieheroes"><img src="http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m38040073_for_web.png" alt="Red Cross heroes; #redtieheroes>" /></a>
Put your email to work to promote the American Red Cross Ball. Use the below image at the bottom of your Outlook email and link it to: http://www.redcross.org/RedTieHeroes.