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.

The deadline for nominations for the Everyday Heroes recognition program was Monday, January 22, 2018.

2018 Everyday Heroes announced

An independent selection committee selected the following honorees who were nominated by the public:

Holly Bratten, Dubuque
Anthony Graham, Dubuque
Amy McDonnell, Dubuque
Trevor Mensen, Dubuque
Justin Smith, Dubuque
Wesley Theisen, Dubuque
Amanda Williams, Dubuque

A breakfast will be held March 15 at Holiday Inn Dubuque to honor all Heroes. For more information on attending or sponsoring the event, please contact the Red Cross at (563) 564-4564.

What makes someone 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.

Watch the tribute videos to the Heroes honored at the 2017 event.


American Red Cross




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