It's that time of year again where we here at KJCT News 8 team up with the local chapter of the American Red Cross to recognize our neighbors who go above and beyond.
Nominations for Red Cross Heroes are now being accepted.
Directors with the Red Cross said Colorado has experienced an unprecedented year of tragedies, but from the challenges, heroes have arisen.
And, far from the spotlight of major news events, normal people perform acts of selfless heroism nearly everyday.
Executive director for the Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, Eric Myers, explained what qualifies a person to be nominated as a 'Real Western Hero'.
"A hero can be just about from any walk of life, firefighters, policeman, sheriff's patrolmen, the normal good Samaritan , you know, an everyday person just walking along the street who's been able to help their neighbor," said Myers.
Nominations will be accepted through March 1st.
Those nominated will be honored at the annual Real Western Heroes Celebration on April 26th, at the Double Tree by Hilton in Grand Junction.
The dinner celebration is Western Colorado Chapter's largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds benefit local Red Cross services such as disaster response, preparedness education, services to the armed forces and lifesaving training like CPR, First Aid and AED.
KJCT News 8 encourages the whole community to get involved in nominating a Red Cross Hero.
You can recognize someone for selfless acts and contribute to a great cause at the same time.