American Red Cross Seeking Nominees for Heroes Recognition Event

American Red Cross Capital Region Heroes Recognition Event
Red Cross Heroes recognizes those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness.

The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is seeking out the local heroes of Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties to be honored at the annual Heroes luncheon on December 13, 2013 at U.C. Davis.

The Red Cross is asking community members to nominate individuals that they consider heroes. Do you know someone that who has demonstrated an act(s) of heroism in the last year? Now is your chance to place them in the spotlight. Submit the story of your hero and why they should be recognized.

Candidates for nomination can be anyone who lives or works in Sacramento, Yolo or Placer Counties that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness. There are twelve different categories for nomination including professional rescuers, law enforcement officials, medical workers, good Samaritans and even animals who have performed heroic deeds.

The Heroes event is an opportunity to not only honor those who are not ordinarily recognized for their courage, but also offer an opportunity to recognize the heroism that surrounds us and our communities everyday.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Nomination forms are available at the American Red Cross by contacting Lorraine Alvarez Opper at (530) 662-8386, or email lorraine.alvarezopper@redcross.org. Forms are also available on the chapter website at http://www.redcross.org/news/event/Heroes-of-the-American-Red-Cross.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Capital Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/capitalregion or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossCRC.