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Red Cross Seeks Nominations for 'Hero Awards'

The Red Cross Cascades (Oregon and southwest Washington) is looking for local heroes to honor in their 2019 awards ceremony.

Posted: Dec 3, 2018 1:45 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Most of us only become aware of a heroic act when it reaches the national stage, but heroes can hail from any corner of the world. This December, the Red Cross looks to honor some of these hometown heroes with their 2019 "Hero Awards."

The Awards are meant to acknowledge "ordinary people who have done extraordinary things in our community," according to the Red Cross. Recipients are to be honored at the the Cascades Region’s 22nd Annual Heroes Breakfast in Vancouver, Washington, on Friday, March 22, 2019.

You can nominate a hero in your area for any of the following seven categories:

COMMUNITY HERO is presented to an individual who displayed leadership and commitment to his or her community by making a positive and significant impact.

GOOD SAMARITAN HERO is presented to an individual who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering unusual, significant or unexpected circumstances.

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 to save a life.

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.

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.

VOLUNTARY SERVICE HERO is presented to an individual who has displayed an exemplary commitment to voluntary service resulting in a significant and positive impact in his or her community.

YOUTH GOOD SAMARITAN HERO (Under 21) is presented to an outstanding young person who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering an unusual, significant or unexpected incident.

The Red Cross says that nominees must reside or work in the Cascades Region (Oregon or southwest Washington) — or the heroic act or humanitarian service must have occurred in the region. The heroic act must also have occurred in the 12 months preceding the nomination deadline (December 15, 2018).

You can nominate a hero by filling out the online form on the Red Cross' webpage. The winners will be chosen in January by the Red Cross Cascades Region Hero Awards Selection Committee, and announced in spring of 2019.

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