The local Red Cross is accepting nominations for the Southeast Tennessee Heroes Luncheon.

The Southeast Tennessee Heroes Luncheon honors individuals who have made a personal commitment to creating safer and stronger communities and providing help when disaster strikes in the area and beyond. 

The American Red Cross is accepting nominations in the following categories: Youth, First Responder, Medical/Hospital, Military, Good Samaritan, and Call to Action.

Heroes are nominated by the public and are chosen by an awards selection committee, who select honorees based on the degree to which their actions embody the spirit and the mission of the Red Cross. 

Nominations are due by Saturday, June 15.  The event is Wednesday, November 6. 

Submit your hero through the online nomination form at

So if you know an “ordinary” person with extraordinary courage? Someone who has saved a life, helped a neighbor in need, or made a difference in Southeast Tennessee?  Nominate him or her.