Do you know someone who has demonstrated an act of heroism in the last year? Now’s your chance to place him or her in the spotlight, by submitting a nomination for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter’s Heroes Award. Heroes from Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties will be honored at a luncheon Dec. 13 at UC Davis.
Candidates for nomination can be anyone who lives or works in Yolo, Sacramento or Placer counties who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness. There are 12 different categories for nomination, including professional rescuers, law enforcement officials, medical workers, good Samaritans and even animals who have performed heroic deeds.
The Heroes event is an opportunity not only to honor those who are not ordinarily recognized for their courage, but also to offer an opportunity to recognize the heroism that surrounds us and our communities every day.
The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Nomination forms are available online at www.redcross.org/news/event/Heroes-of-the-American-Red-Cross, or by contacting Lorraine Alvarez Opper at 530-662-8386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.