The American Red Cross is looking for local heroes and needs your help! Do you know a person who has performed an extraordinary act of courage? Or someone who has dedicated countless hours to a special cause? Or even someone who went above and beyond in their normal duties to make a difference in the community?
Every day ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in our community. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes. Your hero might be a lifeguard who saved a drowning child, an ordinary citizen who performed CPR when a stranger collapsed at a shopping mall, or a person who saved a neighbor’s beloved pet from a fire.
Nominate your hero today by filling out the online form below. All nominees must be 18 year of age or older with the exception of the “Youth Good Samaritan.”
Award decisions are based on the information you provide, so be detailed and include as much supporting material as possible.
Upcoming Heroes Events:
Central PA Chapter: March 22, 2018 (Nomination deadline: December 8, 2017)
North Central PA Chapter: March 23, 2018 (Nomination deadline: December 15, 2017)
Mid-Central PA Chapter: May 17, 2018 (Nomination deadline: February 9, 2017)
South Central PA Chapter: November 15, 2018 (Nomination deadline: August 16, 2018)
911 Dispatch: Presented to a 911 dispatcher who has helped to save or sustain another’s life, was unselfish and committed to going out of his/her way to perform the action.
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 lifesaving skills to save the life of an animal(s), or a professional involved in the care of animals.
Aquatics: Presented to a lifeguard or ordinary citizen whose lifesaving action prevented a serious water-related injury or drowning.
Community Impact: Presented to an individual who positively impacted/benefited many and has inspired others to make a difference or get involved.
Firefighter: Presented to a career or volunteer firefighter whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty.
Law Enforcement: Presented to a law enforcement agent whose lifesaving actions went above and beyond the call of duty.
Medical Professional: Presented to a doctor, nurse or EMT whose lifesaving actions went above and beyond the call of duty.
Military: Presented to a member of the armed forces (active or retired) whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty (Heroic actions could have taken place elsewhere).
Youth Good Samaritan: Presented to an ordinary citizen under the age of 18 for an extraordinary act of heroism or courage.