Do you know an everyday Hero? Throughout Western Colorado ordinary people perform extraordinary life saving acts every day. The American Red Cross, Western Colorado Chapter needs your help to identify and recognize our local heroes for their selflessness and courage.

Your Real Hero nominee may be a friend or family member, a neighbor, a firefighter, a member of the military or a police officer. The nominee can be a professionally trained life saver or simply a Good Samaritan. Nominate your special hero by completing and returning this form by March 21, 2014. A committee of community representatives will review all nominations and select the winners.

The Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross will honor local individuals at the Heroes Celebration Awards Dinner at the Double Tree Hotel on May 2, 2014.

Award Categories can include:

Emergency Services
Good Samaritan
Youth Good Samaritan
Humanitarian Service
Law Enforcement
Animal or Water Rescue
The Randy Bogart Spirit of the Red Cross
Hospital, ambulance, clinic, EMT or 911 dispatch
City, county, state, or military
Adult (21 or older)
Youth (under 21)
Volunteer service or non-profit support
Member of US Armed Forces
City, county, or state
Individual saves animal - or - animal saves individual
Individual that supports Red Cross principles



he candidate must live or work in Western Colorado. Military personnel stationed elsewhere may be nominated.

Heroic act should be described as clearly in 500 words or less. Additional pages may be used.

Reports, news articles, names of witnesses, and other information needed to verify the heroic event should be included.

Your own name, address, and phone number must be included.

Mail your completed nomination form by March 21, 2014 to: HEROES, American Red Cross, 506 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501 or Fax to (970) 241-2337

Questions? Call the American Red Cross at (970) 242-6640 or email Eric.Myers@Redcross.org 


Nomination Form

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Name of Hero Nominee:*
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5.Heroic Act: (Please describe in detail, including who, what, when, where, why, and how. Use additional pages if necessary. Please tell your story in 500 words or less.)*
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