By Eric Alves, Regional Communications Specialist, American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio
October 2, 2019- Do you know a community member who entered a burning home to rescue a trapped family? A passerby who pulled a drowning child to safety? A neighbor who administered CPR or abdominal thrusts to a total stranger? A dog that alerted its family to a fire? Then the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio needs your help!
The Greater Cleveland Chapter and the Summit, Portage and Medina Counties Chapter will once again honor local individuals in 2020 who displayed extraordinary courage to become someone’s hero.
The Red Cross is asking for assistance from local communities to help identify ordinary people who have placed themselves in harm’s way or have even risked their own lives to save another.
Greater Cleveland Chapter
Nominees must reside or work within Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga County. The heroic deed must have occurred in either 2018 or 2019.
Those individuals selected as heroes will be honored at the Greater Cleveland Heroes award breakfast at the Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St. Clair Ave. NE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 8:15 am.
Click here to learn more about the 2018 Greater Cleveland Hero award winners.
Summit, Portage and Medina Counties Chapter
Nominees must reside or work within Portage, Medina or Summit County and must have performed the heroic act in 2019.
All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. Individuals selected will be honored as local heroes at the Acts of Courage Awards ceremony to be held at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
To learn more about the 2019 Acts of Courage award winners and their extraordinary stories, click here.
To nominate a hero, visit redcross.org/neoheroes.
The deadline to submit nominations for the Greater Cleveland Chapter and the Summit, Portage and Medina Counties Chapter awards is December 31, 2019.