Whether they’re volunteering long hours to respond to a disaster, saving someone’s life using CPR, or delivering compassion and assistance to the community, heroes are often everyday people who have stepped up to perform extraordinary acts. The American Red Cross is s a non-governmental organization that relies on the hard work of volunteers and believes in empowering everyday people through lifesaving training – and so every year, local Red Cross chapters take time to celebrate community heroes.
Red Cross chapters held heroes events in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Durango and Grand Junction this spring, and the Northern Colorado Chapter in Fort Collins will host a heroes event in June.
The Pikes Peak Chapter kicked events off with a Hometown Heroes celebration on Jan. 31 in Pueblo.
- A soldier who rescued a driver from a burning semi on I-25
- A man who dove into a lake and rescued a drowning swimmer
- An elementary school principal who raised funds to rebuild the school playground after it was destroyed by a series of mudslides
- The medical response team that quickly and safely evacuated a nursing center as the Waldo Canyon Fire approached