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 American Red Cross Seeks Local Heroes

​Not all heroes wear capes! Do you know an "ordinary" person with extraordinary courage? Someone who has saved a life, helped a neighbor in need, or made a difference in their community? If so, the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties needs your help! If you know a local hero, the local Red Cross asks you to nominate them to be recognized at the 19th Annual Real Heroes Awards.  

The annual Real Heroes Awards honors people making an impact through their bravery, dedication, and humanitarian service. Since the event's inception, more than 100 heroes have been honored. This year's award recipients will be honored at the event on Friday, Oct. 1.  

Honorees will be celebrated across eight categories: Animal Welfare Hero, Corporate Hero, Disaster Services Hero, First Responder Hero, Gift of Life Hero, Good Samaritan Hero, Service to the Armed Forces Hero, and Youth Hero. For complete category descriptions, visit  

Nominating a hero is free and can be done quickly and easily online. All nominations are due by July 30. For more information on nomination guidelines or to submit a nomination, visit