Everyday Heroes of Northeast Iowa

Dupaco, The American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa, 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 13th annual Everyday Heroes of Northeast Iowa recognition program.

Nominations for Everyday Heroes were due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016.

An independent selection committee will select the award winners in February. Those being honored as Heroes will be listed on this website and will be contacted by phone by a representative of the American Red Cross.

A public breakfast will be held to honor all Heroes on Thursday, March 17, 2016. For tickets to the breakfast, or more information on the Everyday Heroes program, please contact the Red Cross at (563) 564-4564.

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.

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.