Nominate a Hero!

Utah - Heroes Recognition Event
Do you know someone who has demonstrated this heroism? Now is your chance to honor them.

Every year, the American Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Do you know someone who has demonstrated this heroism? Now is your chance to honor them.

The American Red Cross is seeking nominations for the annual Heroes Recognition Awards. Every day ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in our community. The American Red Cross is 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.

Award Categories

  • Life Time Achievement: An individual who has made an impact providing humanitarian services for more than 20 years.
  • Community Service: An individual who supports a specific need to the community through their personal efforts to help others.
  • Educator: An individual or individuals that created a new program, provided courses that have had an impact for many years, or did something special to educate others in safety or preparedness something unique. Example may be the creation of a CERT Program.
  • Family: A family member who did something significant to help a fellow member of his or her family.
  • First Responder: A First Responders that went above and beyond the job expectations in a significant situation.
  • Good Samaritan: An adult who uses their knowledge in prevention, preparedness, safety, or identifies a specific community need to help others, save a life, prevent an injury, or respond to an emergency.
  • International: An individual or individuals that support a specific need, aligning with one of more of the American Red Cross International Principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.
  • Military: An off-duty military person or a military family member who expended significant personal efforts to help others.
  • Preparedness: Organizations or individuals that have provided a safer environment through safety training and preparedness in the workplace, at home, or in the community at large.
  • Youth: A youth who uses their knowledge in prevention, preparedness, safety, or identifies a specific community need to help others, save a life, prevent an injury, or respond to an emergency.
  • Nomination Guidelines

  • Nomination deadline is October 31, 2014.
  • Nominees must live in the state of Utah.
  • Heroic act must have been performed between November 1, 2013 and November 30, 2014
  • Hero nominees, their nominators and/or the person who was saved must be available for videotaped interviews during January 2015.
  • Nominees must be able to attend the Hero's recognition event in their community. The events are each Thursday during the month of March, Red Cross month, in the following order: Greater Salt Lake Area, Provo, Ogden, and St. George.
  • NOMINATE A HERO ONLINE