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

Hero Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

There has been a name change, but the principle behind the awards is the same.

Nominations for the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter’s 2015 Heroes Dinner, formerly called the Lifesaver Awards Dinner, are now being accepted.

“There has been a name change, but the principle behind the awards is the same,” said Heroes Award Co-Chair Dee Dee Shelton. “The Red Cross presents the awards to recognize remarkable people from our chapter who acted courageously out of the pure compassion of their heart.”

Each year, the American Red Cross honors individuals who respond heroically to help someone in critical need. These individuals are nominated in advance by others in their communities.

Award recipients, along with the chapter’s Volunteer of the Year, will be honored at the Heroes Dinner on April 21, 2015, at The Capital West Event Center in Jefferson City.

Nomination forms are on the chapter website, www.redcross.org/hom, under the Local Programs tab.

Completed forms can be sent electronically. They also can be printed and mailed or dropped off at chapter offices in Jefferson City or Columbia.

The Jefferson City address is:

American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter

431 E. McCarty St.

Jefferson City, MO 65101

The Columbia address is:

American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter

1511 S. Providence

Columbia, MO 65203

Nomination criteria are included on the form. The nominations are due Feb. 1, 2015.

Award categories include: Healthcare Professional; Law Enforcement; Military; Blood Services; Good Samaritan Adult; Good Samaritan Youth; Firefighter; Emergency Medical Assistance; and Community Impact.

For questions related to the Heroes Dinner, contact Kelsey Vaughan at 314-516-2789.

Information on corporate sponsorship opportunities is available by contacting Nancy Sell at 573-449-2656, ext. 4433.