Finding Heroes In West Oahu

Hawaii Red Cross is looking for heroes — and it needs everyone’s help to find them.

The humanitarian organization is seeking nominations for its annual list of local heroes by Dec. 1.

Qualified heroes must have prevented human suffering, aided disaster victims, saved a life, or assisted military service members and their families in Hawaii after July 1, 2013.

Hawaii Red Cross then recognizes individuals in one of five categories — Lifesaver Hero, Military Hero, In the Line of Duty Hero, Youth Hero and Animal Hero — at a special breakfast.

Last year’s honorees included Animal Hero Bailey Miyamoto, a golden retriever who comforts patients at Tripler through the hospital’s Human Animal Bond program.

In addition, HPD officers Wade Tamarra and Shayne Sesoko were honored as In the Line of Duty Heroes for saving the life of a Waipahu man whose house caught fire.

Submit your nominations online at