Everyday Heroes Nominations of Wyoming Valley

Red Cross Wyoming Valley Heroes

Do you know a hero?

In our local communities, everyday people perform extraordinary acts. Many of these people go unrecognized for their courageous acts. Now is your chance to honor them! The American Red Cross is seeking nominations for the Everyday Heroes Awards.

Every day ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in our community. We are honored to salute these unsung heroes. Your hero might be a lifeguard who saved a drowning child, an ordinary citizen who performed CPR when a stranger collapsed at a shopping mall, or who saved a neighbor’s beloved pets from a fire.

We are looking to you to share your idea of a hero, tell us their story of selfless behavior, how they inspire, their contribution to the community or how they have gone above and beyond to make this world a better place.

Click Here to Download the Nomination Form

Award Categories:

  • Adult Good Samaritan: Presented to an ordinary citizen above the age of 18, for an extraordinary act of heroism or courage
  • Youth Good Samaritan: Presented to an ordinary citizen under the age of 18, for an extraordinary act of heroism or courage
  • Military: Presented to a member of the armed forces (active or retired, commissioned or non-commissioned) whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty—this award may be awarded posthumously
  • Fire Fighter: Presented to a professional or volunteer firefighter or emergency dispatch operator whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty
  • Law Enforcement: Presented to a law enforcement agent whose lifesaving actions went above and beyond the call of duty
  • Animal Rescue: Presented to an animal that saved the life of a human, an ordinary citizen who used life saving skills to save the life of an animal(s), or to a professional involved in the care of animals
  • Medical Professional: Presented to a doctor, nurse or EMT whose lifesaving actions went above and beyond the call of duty
  • Spirit of Heroism Award: Presented to an individual or organization that reflects the mission of the American Red Cross, saving lives and making a strong, positive impact on the safety of their communities.
  • Corporate Good Citizen: Presented to a business that accepts the importance of being collectively responsible for its community and its citizens, contributing through its core business activities, philanthropy programs and its social investment.
  • Nomination Guidelines:

  • Nomination deadline is May 15, 2015.
  • Nominees must have saved or assisted in saving a life by preventing or intervening in a crisis situation or by giving the victim(s) aid they needed, or would have needed, to survive.
  • Nominee must live, work or attend school in Luzerne County.
  • Heroic act must have occured between 1/1/14-12/31/14.
  • Nominee must be available for promotional opportunities and be able to attend the Heroes Breakfast program.
  • Nominee may be professionally trained in lifesaving skills or a Good Samaritan.