Everyday Heroes of Northeast Iowa

The American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa, Dupaco, Happee Smith Productions, KWWL and Radio Dubuque stations (1370 KDTH, 92.9 KAT-FM, 101.1 The River and 97.3 The Rock) are proud to announce the annual Everyday Heroes of Northeast Iowa recognition program.

What Qualifies Someone as an Everyday Hero? Everyday Heroes are nominated by their peers to be recognized for going above and beyond in service to others. An Everyday Hero is someone who has made a difference in any of the following categories: Animal Rescue, Education, Fire & Rescue, Good Samaritan (youth), Good Samaritan (adult), Health Care, Law Enforcement, Military, Professional Responder, Volunteer Community Impact or Workplace Safety. An act of heroism does not need to involve the direct saving of a life.

In order to be eligible for the award nomination, the hero must live, work or go to school in the area served by the American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa, which includes: Allamakee, Bremer, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Jackson, Jones, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Worth counties in Iowa; and East Dubuque, Illinois.

Nominate a difference-maker now Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. CT, Monday, January 22, 2019.

An independent selection committee will select the award winners in February, and a public breakfast will be held to honor all Heroes on Thursday, March 14, 2019. For more information on the Everyday Heroes program or to become an event sponsor, please contact the Red Cross at (563) 564-4564.

Watch the tribute videos to the Heroes honored at the 2018 event.


American Red Cross




The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation's blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission.


The American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa is a United Way Agency.