Red Cross Community Hero Award

Red Cross Community Hero Award
Posted at 1:13 PM, Nov 26, 2018

Every day in Colorado there are events that disrupt lives and cause suffering. The Red Cross has been serving Colorado for over 100 years, providing comfort and hope to people affected by disaster, teaching lifesaving skills and supporting our nation’s military. In addition to Red Cross volunteers, caring bystanders, trained volunteers and professionals, as well as our military are there when others are in need.


Each year, The Red Cross recognizes people from our community, who have stepped forward in times of need at the American Red Cross Heroes Soiree. Recognizing local heroes is not only a rewarding and moving experience for us, but being able to celebrate those heroes publicly throughout our community and honor their efforts, are the highlight of the evening.  


You can nominate those around you to receive a Community Hero Award for an extraordinary act or acts in the last year to be presented at this year’s American Red Cross Heroes Soiree. Nominations may be submitted online at The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2018


They are seeking individuals and organizations to be nominated for acts including:

  • Responding at a time of others’ desperate need to save a life or give comfort (including using first aid, CPR, or an AED)

  • Extraordinary act of service during an emergency, disaster, or deployment

  • Dedication to preparing for or preventing disasters and emergencies

  • Impactful service in support of our Armed Forces or military families

The American Red Cross Heroes Soiree will be on March 8, 2019 and will be Celebrating Community and showcasing local heroes at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. The American Red Cross Heroes Soiree is the signature fundraising event for the American Red Cross in Colorado & Wyoming. They will honor Community Hero Awardees as well as local everyday heroes, including active military members, veterans, police officers, firefighters, medical responders and rescuers. 


Details for the event can be found at