ST. LOUIS — Nominations for the American Red Cross 2015 Hero Awards are open until Dec. 1.
Formerly the American Red Cross Lifesaver Awards, the Hero Awards honor community members who acted courageously to help someone in critical need. Nominated in advance, the winners will be recognized at the Heroes Breakfast on March 26 at The Chase Park Plaza.
“The name has changed, but the principle behind the celebration is the same,” said Cindy Erickson, Regional Red Cross CEO. “The Red Cross presents these awards to recognize remarkable people from our community.”
The criteria to nominate Heroes:
• The nominee/organization must have responded courageously
• The event must have occurred in the recent past
• The nominee must be from the bi-state area
To nominate a Hero, visit http://www.redcross.org and complete the nomination form before Dec. 1, 2014.
The 10 Award categories include:
• Good Samaritan Youth: Presented to an outstanding youth who bravely responded to a potentially life-threatening emergency or unexpected crisis.
• Good Samaritan Adult: Presented to an outstanding adult who courageously responded to a potentially life-threatening emergency or unexpected crisis.
• Nurse: Presented to a licensed and practicing nurse, nursing student or retired nurse who exhibited heroism either in an emergency situation or through an ongoing commitment to the community.
• Disaster Relief: Presented to an individual or organization who exhibited heroic efforts in response to a disaster or emergency, providing relief to victims through financial or voluntary assistance.
• Emergency Medical Assistance: Presented to an individual who, during a crisis, provided medical assistance, including CPR, water rescue and/or first-aid to a person or persons in need.
• Firefighter: Presented to a professional or volunteer firefighter or medical personnel related to dispatcher operations who acted heroically in an emergency situation or through an ongoing commitment to the community.
• Blood Services: Presented to a blood donor or organization who promotes community blood donations/awareness and helps to build the community blood supply.
• Law Enforcement: Presented to a professional police officer or related law enforcement official who exhibited heroism either in an emergency or through an ongoing commitment to the community.
• Military: Presented to an active, reserve, ROTC or retired member of the Armed Forces, or military supporter, who acted heroically beyond the call of duty.
• Community Impact: Presented to an individual or organization displaying leadership and commitment to the community by making a positive, noticeable and significant impact on society.
Mail the submission to American Red Cross; Attn: Kelsey Vaughan; 10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132.
For information, contact Kelsey Vaughan at (314) 516-2789.