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. A 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 someone who dedicated their lives to serving others.
During the Heroes events, the honorees will be recognized for their impact on the community.
This event honors everyday heroes in the Eastern Iowa Chapter area who exemplify the Red Cross mission through their extraordinary acts of bravery or compassion.
Heroes of the Heartland
March 28, 2023
This powerful event brings together community members to honor ordinary people who do extraordinary things; those who have gone above and beyond in service to others. Additionally, the event helps raise money to ensure the Red Cross can offer help and hope to Iowa during emergencies.
Nominate Your Hero
Deadline to submit nominations for Everyday Heroes: January 6, 2023
Deadline to submit nominations for Heroes of the Heartland: January 27, 2023
Become a Supporter
Heroes are recognized at Red Cross Heroes breakfasts throughout the year. By showing your support through sponsoring your local Heroes event you are not only honoring Heroes, but you are helping support the services of the Red Cross in your community.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of our events please contact your local Red Cross office toll free at 1-515-243-7681.