As a community leader in emergency preparedness and response, the American Red Cross annually presents the Acts of Courage (Summit County) and Real Heroes (Portage County) Awards to local individuals who have acted courageously in a time of emergency. Often at great risk to their own personal safety and well-being, these ordinary individuals have acted in a heroic manner by reaching out to help others in times of greatest need. Due to their courage, tragedies were averted and lives were saved.
The concept for these two Red Cross Heroes Awards grew out of a desire to develop a special event that is closely related to the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross. What better way to celebrate this spirit of humanitarianism than by honoring those individuals who have shown courage, coolness and kindness during a time of emergency.
Do You Know a Hero?
Do you know a firefighter who entered a burning building to rescue a trapped family? A passerby who jumped into a frozen lake to pull a drowning child to safety? A neighbor who administered CPR to a total stranger? A dog that alerted its family to a fire?
The American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties is looking for heroes and needs your help to find them. Nominate Your Hero for the Red Cross Heroes Awards today!
Do you want to be a sponsor of our Heroes Program?
If your organization is interested in supporting the Red Cross through a sponsorship of this event, please review the opportunities here: Sponsorship Brochure