Local heroes often go unrecognized, but each year the Red Cross Cascades Region takes the time to give recognition to those individuals at the annual Hero Awards celebration. Ordinary people who do extraordinary things in our community are honored for doing what they do. The Cascades Region’s 22nd Annual Heroes Breakfast will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the awards now until December 15th. To qualify, nominees must live or work in the Cascades Region (Oregon or SW Washington) or the heroic act or humanitarian service they performed must have happened in the region. The act must have also taken place within the past 12 months (prior to December 15, 2018).
There are seven categories heroes can be nominated for:
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Community Hero – an individual who displayed leadership and commitment to their community by making a positive and significant impact.
Good Samaritan Hero – an individual who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering unusual, significant, or unexpected circumstances.
First Responder Hero – an individual or group of the public service community who went above and beyond the call of duty to save a life.
Give Life Hero – 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 – 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 – an individual who has displayed an exemplary commitment to voluntary service resulting in a significant and positive impact in their community.
Youth Good Samaritan Hero (under 21) – an outstanding young person who displayed courage and compassion upon encountering an unusual, significant, or unexpected incident.
To make a nomination, fill out the form online at the American Red Cross.