For five years, the American Red Cross has recognized the Real Heroes of the Western New York and Southern Tier communities. Please join us in continuing the tradition of recognizing the individuals that exemplify the Red Cross Mission through their life-saving actions.
Award categories include: Animal Rescue, Blood Donor/Services, Community Service, Education, Fire Rescue, Good Neighbor, Good Samaritan (Adult and Youth), Law Enforcement, Lifeline, Medical, Military, Workplace Safety
The story must have taken place between July 1, 2022, and July 31, 2023.
Nominations are due by July 31, 2023.
Nominees must live in, or the action must have occurred in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans or Wyoming Counties.
If chosen as a Hero, nominees must be available for videotaped interviews in person or through virtual platforms.
Nominees must be available for videotaped interviews, should they be selected.
Nominees must be amicable to promotion of this event through various media platforms (social media, print, signage, and TV), should they be selected.
Nominees must be able to attend the recognition event, should they be selected