An American Red Cross chapter serving eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa is accepting nominations for the 2012 Heroes in the Heartland event.
These awards honor individuals from 30 counties in northeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and the Omaha area who have saved another person's life during the past year or who have positively impacted the quality of life in the Heartland Area in other ways.
Past honorees have ranged in age from 9 to 92 and have represented all walks of life and almost every conceivable circumstance.
The categories of awards given are Lifetime Hero, Good Samaritan, Call to Action, Commitment to Community, Disaster Relief and Public Servant Hero.
Nominations must be turned in to the Heartland Chapter in Omaha by November 4th.
The awards will be presented on March 14th.