Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties: Acts of Courage

Do you know a firefighter who entered a burning building to rescue a trapped family? A passerby who jumped into a frozen lake to pull a drowning child to safety? A neighbor who administered CPR to a total stranger? A dog that alerted its family to a fire?

The American Red Cross is looking for heroes from Medina, Summit or Portage Counties and needs your help to find them. Nominate Your Hero for the Red Cross Heroes Awards today!

Download Hero Nomination Form

Fill Out Online Nomination Form

Nominations are due by December 31.

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If your organization is interested in supporting the Red Cross through a sponsorship of this event, please contact Rachel D’Attoma, rachel.dattoma@redcross.org.
Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award

Each year, the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties proudly presents the H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award to one or more individuals who best exemplify Peter Burg's leadership in the community, his compassion for its people and dedication to the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross.

H. Peter Burg balanced his family life and a prestigious professional career as president, chairman and CEO of Akron’s FirstEnergy Corporation (1999 – 2004) with deep community involvement. Pete served as a board member at the Red Cross of Summit and Portage County (1999 – 2002), as well as numerous other civic and community organizations. The award is given at the annual Acts of Courage event.

    H. Peter Burg Award Recipients

  • Kevin O. Thompson - 2017
  • Leonard Foster - 2016
  • William J. Ginter - 2015
  • Pam Williams - 2014
  • Dave Lieberth - 2013
  • Mark and Sandy Auburn - 2012
  • Dave Brockman - 2011
  • Theresa Carter - 2010
  • Donna Early - 2009
  • Roger and Judy Read - 2008
  • Bud and Susie Rogers - 2007
  • Bill and Becky Considine - 2006
  • Duane Isham - 2005
  • H. Peter and Eileen Burg - 2004