Red Cross Calls for Heroes Nominations 02 Oct 13

The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region announces its call for 2014 Heroes Awards nominations. The Red Cross Heroes Awards recognize everyday people who perform extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. The 2014 Heroes Awards winners will be honored at the 6th annual Heroes Breakfast, which will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis on June 5, 2014.

The Red Cross Heroes awards relate to the mission and fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies: to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. We fulfill this humanitarian with neutrality, impartiality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

There are several Heroes award categories including, Community, Good Samaritan, Give Life, First Responder, Military and Youth Good Samaritan. Please visit redcross.org/northmn to see descriptions of award categories and to access the awards nominations forms.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit redcrossmn.org or call (612) 871-7676.