Nominate a Local Hero
Dec 31, 2017 12:00AM
During the firestorm that hit Sonoma County, everyday people became heroes. They helped neighbors escape burning homes, volunteered at shelters, and found places for evacuated farm animals and pets to stay. Many went above and beyond, risking their own lives to save others. Nominate one of your courageous and dedicated community members to receive recognition from the Red Cross. Nominees will include not just those who were of great assistance during the fires, but also those who work hard each day to protect the environment, give students the best education possible, and offer life-saving medical care. Categories include the following: Animal Hero, Blood Services Hero, Disaster Services Hero, Education Hero, Environment Hero, First Responder Hero, Healthcare Hero, Humanitarian Hero (youth and adult), International Services Hero, and Service to the Armed Forces Hero. Awards can be given posthumously. Find out more details about each category and submit your nominees, until January 26, at redcross.org/CalNWHeroes2018. Award winners will be honored at the Red Cross 2018 Heroes Breakfast on April 27 at 7:30 a.m. at Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa.