The American Red Cross in southeastern New Mexico is still seeking nominations for the Inaugural Real Heroes Award Breakfast. Heroes are members of the community who go above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness; their heroic acts embody the principles and ideals of the American Red Cross humanitarian mission. The Hero nominee must be a resident of, stationed in, or be employeed in New Mexico.Â A heroic act/rescue may have taken place in New Mexico or out-of-state and that act must have taken place between January 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011.
Good Samaritan (Adult) Hero
Presented to an outstanding individual who has displayed courage and caring in reacting to an unusual, significant or unexpected incident.
Good Samaritan (Youth) Hero
Presented to an outstanding young individual (aged 21 and under) who has displayed courage and caring in reacting to an unusual, significant or unexpected incident.
Emergency Services Hero
Presented to an Emergency Services employee or employee team who exhibited heroic efforts beyond the call of duty to help another in crisis.
Presented to a member of the armed forces (active, retired, commissioned or non-commissioned), from New Mexico or stationed in New Mexico, who has demonstrated a heroic action beyond the scope of his or her job to help another in critical need.
Animal Rescue Hero
Presented to an ordinary citizen who has displayed courage and caring in reacting to an unusual, significant or unexpected incident involving an animal or animals.
Nomination deadline is Friday, June 3. If you would like to place a nomination call the United Way of Chaves CountyÂ for a nomination form at 623-1901.Â The Inaugural Real Heroes Award Breakfast will be June 16.