Every year, the American Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Do you know someone who has demonstrated this heroism? Now is your chance to honor them. The Red Cross in Utah is seeking nominations for the 2016 Heroes Recognition Awards.
Every day ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in our community. The Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes.
- Life Time Achievement: An individual who has made an impact providing humanitarian services for more than 20 years.
- Community Service: An individual who supports a specific need to the community through their personal efforts to help others.
- Educator: An individual or individuals that created a new program, provided courses that have had an impact for many years, or did something special to educate others in safety or preparedness – something unique. Example may be the creation of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
- Family: A family member who did something significant to help a fellow member of his or her family.
- First Responder: A First Responder that went above and beyond the job expectations in a significant situation.
- Good Samaritan: An adult who uses their knowledge in prevention, preparedness, safety, or identifies a specific community need to help others, save a life, prevent an injury, or respond to an emergency.
- International: An individual or individuals that support a specific need, aligning with one of more of the American Red Cross International Principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.
- Military: An off-duty military person or a military family member who expended significant personal efforts to help others.
- Preparedness: Organizations or individuals that have provided a safer environment through safety training and preparedness in the workplace, at home, or in the community at large.
- Youth/Young Adult: A youth or young adult who uses knowledge in prevention, preparedness, safety, or identifies a specific community need to help others, save a life, prevent an injury, or respond to an emergency.
Click Here for video footage of previous Heroes Awards from the past years.