Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause? The American Red Cross – Serving Greater Iowa is looking for honorable and selfless citizens who have demonstrated heroism in their community.

A hero could be a first responder, a neighbor, a teacher, a friend or even a stranger who did something above and beyond in service to others.

In its 20th year, the Heroes of the Heartland breakfast honors community heroes that have made a difference in the lives of others. Past hero recipients have been: a veteran who brought Wreaths Across America to Central Iowa, a former football player who rescued his father after a trench collapsed, a neighbor waking up a family when he saw their house on fire and a DOT worker who assisted in saving a family of 10 from rough waters as well as reviving an 8-year-old girl with CPR after she drowned.

Nominations for the Iowa hero are being accepted through the Red Cross Iowa Region website at

The deadline to nominate a hero is Tuesday, Dec. 31.

The 20th annual Heroes of the Heartland breakfast will be Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Iowa Events Center. The breakfast event is the major fundraiser for the Iowa Red Cross.

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