You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Tell Us About Your Heroes

The Red Cross Honors Heroes at Annual Luncheon Event
Do you have a friend, a family member, a neighbor or fellow citizen who deserves to be recognized as a Hometown Hero in the Los Angeles area?

How would you define the word hero? Many of us have someone in our lives who is our hero or has done something so out of the ordinary that we have to take note and celebrate their courage, dedication, concern and conviction.

People who create a lasting and positive impact on our community are worthy of recognition. And, those who reflect the American Red Cross values of Preparedness, Prevention and Response need our collective acknowledgement. Some often go unnoticed, and many don’t expect to be singled out.

The Red Cross would like to thank those who have given their time and who may even have risked their lives to lend a helping hand. We want to salute, each month, someone in our world who has made a difference. We will use our website to shine a light on one local hero each month.

Do you have a friend, a family member, a neighbor or fellow citizen who deserves to be recognized as a Hometown Hero in the Los Angeles area? A young woman who performed CPR at a movie theater? Perhaps a Good Samaritan who jumped into the pool to save a drowning child? A first responder who went above and beyond?

The following are some suggestions for the types of Heroes the Red Cross would like to honor:

  • A Good Samaritan who courageously and selflessly responded to an unusual, significant or unexpected crisis.
  • Someone who has used CPR, AED, First Aid, Water Safety or other Red Cross lifesaving skills to help a person in distress.
  • A neighbor, friend or stranger who stepped up during a disaster to make others safe, regardless of personal risk.
  • A first responder – firefighter, police office or medical professional –who acted above and beyond the call of duty, exhibiting heroism either in response to an emergency situation or through an ongoing commitment to the community.
  • An active, reserve, or retired member of the Armed Forces or ROTC who would never seek attention for what they have done for their country but deserve to be saluted.
  • Someone who devotes time, care and compassion to rescuing animals or has used pet CPR or first aid to assist an animal.
  • A young man or young woman, elementary school age up to high school age, who selflessly responded to a crisis situation and/or worked toward making a difference in our world.
  • Please join us in recognizing the best of our community. Bring your heroes to our attention and shine a light on their good deeds. Here’s

    How to Nominate a Hero

    If you know someone who deserves to be nominated, please complete the questionnaire.

    Before completing the form, there are a few requirements:

    1. Nominees must reside, work or be active in the Los Angeles Region or the acts of courage or humanitarian service must have occurred in the Region (Please visit to see the communities that fall within the Red Cross Los Angeles Region).

    2. The act of courage or humanitarian service can be ongoing OR must have occurred since September 2013.

    3. For questions, please contact Kate Montgomery at (310) 477-2697 or at