Red Cross Seeks Real Heroes

Hawaii Red Cross seeks more heroes, and it needs everyone’s help to find them. The humanitarian organization invites nominations for its annual list of local heroes by Dec. 1.

Qualifiers 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 them 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 hospital through its Tripler Human Animal Bond program, and Officers Wade Tamarra and Shayne Sesoko, who were honored as In the Line of Duty Heroes for saving the life of a Waipahu man whose house caught fire.

Submit nominations at