Nominate your hero for recognition by your local Red Cross! American Red Cross chapters in Colorado honor local everyday heroes during annual events like the Red Cross Soiree, Colorado Springs Hometown Heroes Dinner or the Pueblo Hometown Heroes Dinner. Heroes don't have to be individuals - they can be groups, companies, organizations, children or even pets! You can nominate your hero by filling out the form below.
Examples of the types of heroes that are chosen for recognition include:
Someone who saved a life within the past year using first aid, CPR or an AED
A person or organization that embodies the spirit of humanitarian service, volunteerism, commitment to community, compassion, and/or impartial service to help those in need
Someone who, like Clara Barton, is dedicated to improving the health & wellbeing of others
A person or organization that demonstrates dedication to preparing for or preventing disasters and emergencies
Someone who has rendered great support to members of our military
A member of the armed forces who saved lives through his or her actions.
To download a nomination form for the Red Cross Soiree, the Pueblo Hometown Heroes Dinner or the Colorado Springs Home Town Heroes dinner please Click Here.
Nominees must have responded to a situation with an act of courage, extraordinary compassion, or life-saving actions.
The events must have occurred in the last 18 months.
The nominee must be from Colorado. The event may have occurred elsewhere but the nominee must be from Colorado.
The list below are possible nomination categories but nominees are not restricted to any of these categories. The Hero Selection Committee will decide where the nominee best fits into the event.
Adult Hero: (Age 18 and Over) Presented for a courageous or life-saving response that made an exceptional difference in, or saved the lives of others.
Youth Hero: (Age 18 and under) Presented for a compassionate response or life-saving skills that made an exceptional difference or saved the lives of others.
Military Hero: Presented to a member of the armed forces (active, guard, reserve, or retired,) whose actions went above and beyond the call of duty.
Animal Hero: Presented to an animal whose trained or innate skills helped save a life.
Community Service Hero: Presented to an individual who has performed an extraordinary community service that has made a difference in the lives of others.
Community Partner Hero: Presented to a business or organization whose compassion or life-saving actions made an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.
First Responder Hero: Presented to a First Responder (Police, Fire, and EMS) whose actions went above and beyond the call of duty to save a life or whose personal commitment to their local community has made an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.
First Responder Organization: Presented to an organization whose overall actions serve to protect lives and property and whose commitment to the local community has had a positive impact.