Since 2008, the American Red Cross Minnesota Region has celebrated everyday people who have performed extraordinary acts of courage and kindness to help others in need.
To date, we’ve honored more than 100 individuals in six hero categories including: Community Hero, Give Life Hero, First Responder Hero, Good Samaritan Hero, Military Hero and Youth Hero.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Minnesota-Dakotas Red Cross is unable to host this event in person.
Join us in honoring this class of heroes via social media in the months to come. Follow us @mnredcross on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to learn more about their incredible stories.
We invite you to also share the stories of these Everyday Extraordinary individuals.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-872-3249
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Hero Award Category Descriptions
COMMUNITY HERO is presented to an individual who displayed leadership and commitment to his or her community by making a positive and significant impact. GIVE LIFE HERO is presented to an individual whose commitment to blood and platelet donation played a significant role in ensuring the health of patients in our local communities and throughout the country. GOOD SAMARITAN HERO is presented to an individual who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering an unusual, significant or unexpected incident. FIRST RESPONDER HERO is presented to an individual or group of the public service community (i.e. EMS, firefighter, or law enforcement) who went above and beyond the call of duty. MILITARY HERO is presented to an active, reserve or retired member of the Armed Forces or ROTC or civilian that has made a significant impact on the military community. YOUTH HERO is presented to an outstanding young person who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering an unusual, significant or unexpected incident. This could be a onetime incident or involvement in an on-going commitment to the community through an act/s of kindness, courage, or unselfishness in response to an identified need.