Adult Good Samaritan
The nominee is a person(s) or organization who has used personal knowledge, skills, or research to provide aid to the life of another person. The nominee used lifesaving skills such as CPR, water rescue or first aid to assist someone in crisis, helped another person(s) providing a safe and secure environment to ensure the person’s well-being, or contributed time and talent to the betterment of the American Red Cross lifesaving blood.
Community Safety, Security & Resiliency
The nominee must be either a professional or volunteer serving as a law enforcement official, fire fighter, first responder or in the medical or healthcare field. The nominee exhibited heroism in his or her response to an emergency, on or off-duty, or is involved in an ongoing activity in which a commitment is made to the safety, security and resiliency of the community through acts of courage and unselfishness in response to an identified need.
From the Heart
The nominee must have either donated blood on a regular consistent basis or supported blood donation through volunteering at area blood drives and gone above and beyond to meet the blood donation needs of the community.
The nominee is a member or veteran of the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National Guard who has exhibited heroism in his or her response to an emergency situation, on or off duty.
Youth Good Samaritan
The nominee was 18 years old or younger at the time of the heroic act. The nominee stepped forward in a time of crisis to help another person(s) or worked toward the betterment of our community by taking action and serving as an example to other youth. Nominee exhibits activism towards the American Red Cross and/or demonstrates extraordinary support of one or more programs offered through the American Red Cross such as Disaster Relief, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Training & Education and Service to the Armed Forces. If someone is nominated by a family member, an additional nomination from a person other than a family member is preferred.
Hero of the Year
Lived a life of dedication to others, incorporating the values of the American Red Cross and making a profound difference in his or her community.
If you have any questions, please email Abigail.Stein@redcross.org