Heroes Nomination Form

Do You Know A Hero?

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, Red Cross chapters in the Northwest Region present awards to local heroes who saved lives, exemplified the Red Cross mission or made significant, positive differences in their communities in the areas of emergency response, disaster preparedness and prevention.

    These heroes are recognized at Red Cross Heroes events. Our Heroes will be recognized on the following dates:
  • Red Cross Heroes Breakfast in Seattle – March 2015
  • Red Cross Heroes Breakfast in Tacoma – September 2015
Nominations are due approximately 4 months prior to the event. Please submit this form or email your nomination during this time frame.

Note: Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. In the past we have honored individuals, groups, adults, children and even pets. We appreciate creative nominations!

Guidelines and Instructions

The candidate must live or work in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Clallam or Jefferson counties, or the event must have occurred within one of these counties. The heroic act must be ongoing or have occurred in the 15 months preceding the Heroes event for which it is nominated.

Step 1: Tell Us About Your Nominee
Please use the top half of the form to include information about yourself.

Step 2: Tell Us About Yourself
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 for a Hero Award. If possible, include names/contact info for witnesses who we could contact to verify the heroic act, and links to any news stories or other online resources to add to your story.

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If you have any questions about the nominations process, please contact the American Red Cross at 206.726.3543 or kayla.lehrman@redcross.org.

If you would prefer to print this form and mail it:
American Red Cross
Attn: Heroes Events Nominations
PO Box 3097
Seattle, WA 98114