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Do You Know Any Local Heroes?

The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts is looking for community heroes. There are six categories and the deadline for nominations is Jan. 17.

The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts is looking for community heroes. There are six categories and the deadline for nominations is Jan. 17.
The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts is looking for community heroes. There are six categories and the deadline for nominations is Jan. 17.

Do you know a hero living here in Marblehead or on the North Shore?

The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts has its 12th Annual Heroes Breakfast planned for the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore hotel in Danvers in March.

The nomination deadline is Jan. 17. You can find an online nomination form here via the Red Cross website.

The Red Cross says to ask yourself: "Do you know a person who has performed an extraordinary act of courage to save someone’s life or helped in the rescue of someone in need? Or maybe you know someone who commits hours to a special cause?"

Those are the types of people the Red Cross is looking for its six awards:

  • Enduring Hero: a person who has made a difference in the community by engaging in many different activities over a long period of time.
  • Community Hero: an individual, couple, or family “Good Samaritan” involved with an event, project, or on-going effort that directly benefits the community.
  • First Responder Hero: a firefighter, police officer, EMT, or other first responder who has performed an act beyond the call of duty.
  • Youth Hero: a student (elementary, middle, high school or college) who demonstrates leadership qualities, or is involved with an event, project, or on-going effort that directly benefits the community.
  • Workplace Hero: an organization that has demonstrated unusual leadership and commitment to the community.
  • Military Hero: a member of the Armed Forces who acted above and beyond the call of duty.


The territory for the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts runs from Amesbury down to Lynn and is based out of Peabody. The awards breakfast is March 20

Nominees must either live or work in the communities served by the Red Cross chapter or their heroic act occurred in the service area.

Contact Kimberly O’Hare at kimberly.ohare@redcross.org or 978-922-2224 with any questions. The local chapter office is located at 85 Lowell St. in Peabody.

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