Nominate your Heroes

Do you know a hero who has made a difference in your community? Please help us in giving our local heroes the recognition they deserve. The American Red Cross Bay Area is looking for individuals and organizations who reside in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, San Francisco or Solano Counties whose extraordinary acts of kindness and courage make them a hero.

The American Red Cross Bay Area invites you to nominate a hero for one of the following categories:

• Life-Saving Hero: An adult or youth who has performed an
  extraordinary life-saving act, using life-saving skills such as CPR
  or first aid.
• Act of Courage Hero: An adult or youth who has performed an
  extraordinary act of courage.
• Act of Kindness & Philanthropy Hero: An adult or youth who has
  shown an extreme act of kindness or selflessness.
• Community Service Hero, Individual: An adult or youth who has
  performed great community service.
• Community Service Hero, Organization: A business or organization
  that has performed great community service.
• Animal Rescue Hero: An animal that has protected a human in a
  time of need or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic

A law enforcement, fire or EMS employee who has performed an extraordinary life-saving or courageous act, beyond the expectations
of his or her job requirement.


All nominees must work or reside in one of the Bay Area’s six counties. The heroic acts may have occurred elsewhere. The heroic event must have occurred in the 12 months before the nomination deadline. Heroes award recipients will be selected by a committee of community leaders and notified by phone. Heroes are selected based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the values of the American Red Cross and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of the Bay Area.

Nominations are accepted year-round, however, to be considered for the current year's event nominations must be received two months pior to event.

Counties and Event Date as

San Mateo — June 2009
City of Alameda — June 2009
Solano County — August 2009
San Francisco County — Sept. 24, 2009
Contra Costa County — Oct. 2009 Alameda County — Nov. 2009
Marin — May 12, 2019

If you have any questions about nominations, please contact
Donna Siegel, special events manager, at (415) 427-8170 or

Nomination Form