Nominate A Hero

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Acts

Do you know a hero – someone who has saved a life, made our community a safer place or gone above and beyond to help someone in need?

Each year, the Rhode Island Red Cross honors local citizens from throughout the state who make a positive and significant impact on our community, exemplifying the spirit of our mission. These heroes are recognized at Red Cross Heroes Celebrations .

Nominate Your Hero

We need your help identifying local heroes! In the past we have honored individuals (adults, youth and children), groups, teams, and even pets.

Nominations are accepted year-round.

Guidelines and Instructions

The candidate(s) must live or work in Rhode Island or the heroic act must have taken place in Rhode Island. It also must be ongoing or have occurred in the past 15 months.

While anyone may be considered, we are especially interested in those who have acted during times of disaster; have shown grace under pressure with the use of CPR/First Aid or water safety training; performed inspiring volunteer service in their community or overseas; provided exemplary military service OR served our members of the military and military families; or have helped make sure we have a safe, adequate blood supply available to meet the needs of our community.

Step 1: Tell Us About Your Yourself

Please use the top half of the form to include information about yourself.

Step 2: Tell Us About Your Nominee

Please use the fields after Nominee First and Last Name to tell us about your nominee.

Nomination Statement:

Please explain why you are nominating the candidate(s) for recognition and how his/her/their action(s) exemplify the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross. If possible, include names/contact info for witnesses whom we could contact to verify the heroic act, and links to any news stories or other online resources to add to your nomination.

Nomination Form