Acts of Courage

acts of courage

As a community leader in emergency preparedness and response, the American Red Cross annually presents the Acts of Courage 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 the Red Cross Heroes Award 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 is looking for heroes from Medina, Summit or Portage Counties and needs your help to find them. Nominate Your Hero for the Red Cross Heroes Awards today!

Hero Nomination Form