Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Event Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST

(Registration starts at 11:00 a.m.)

Location: Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745


The American Red Cross serving Greater Long Beach and South Bay
is proud to present the 19th Annual Hometown Heroes Awards
Luncheon on May 16, 2024 at the Carson Community Center in
Carson, California.


Each year this annual event honors community
members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts
of courage and humanitarian service and embody the spirit and
mission of the Red Cross through five lines of service: Disaster Relief,
Blood Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Training Services and
International Service.

Our one-of-a-kind Heroes award ceremonies are some of the best known
and most beloved Red Cross events in the country. There is not
a dry eye in the house as we celebrate incredible stories of strength,
compassion and heroism. These narratives often remain untold until
they are presented at our events, giving you the unique chance to
discover never-before-heard stories and meet local heroes. This event
is sponsored by many of the region's leading philanthropic and
corporate entities, raising critical funds to support the vital mission of
the Red Cross.


   (Thank you again to our 2023 Hometown Heroes)

 Nominate Heroes From Your Hometown


We are looking for community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and humanitarian service. The heroic act must have occurred outside of the scope of the hero's usual and customary work. The hero must live, work, go to school in, or the event must have occurred in Los Angeles County. The preference is that the heroic event is a single incident and not part of a catastrophic episodic response, but exceptions might be made. (** NOTE **: Badge Carrying Personnel are NOT eligible if the heroic act was performed while ON duty. OFF duty badge carrying personnel are eligible.)

Examples of heroic acts are performing CPR or first aid; providing outstanding humanitarian service for veterans, military members and their families; going above and beyond to respond to those affected by everyday disasters like a home fire; pulling someone from a burning car or building.


Capt. Maurice Scott and Anthony Lo Grande receiving their Hometown Heroes Awards

from David Malone of Marathon Petroleum Corp.


To nominate an individual or yourself, please click on the button below and submit by February 1, 2024.



How Your Sponsorship Will Help Our Community


Sponsors of the Hometown Heroes Awards Luncheon will help ensure that we are able to respond to hundreds of home fires each year, provide help during wildfires and other local disasters, support our military service members and their families, provide safety and preparedness training for our community, collect lifesaving blood and so much more.


Through our Hero Care Center, Red Cross emergency communications services keep military personnel in touch with their families following the death or series illness of an immediate family member, the birth of a service member's child or grandchild or when a family faces other emergencies. A $25,000 sponsorship covers the cost of providing these emergency communications and other critical communication services to almost 1,000 military families.


$10,000 covers the cost of opening a shelter for 1 night. This service includes providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, the costs to mobilize and distribute a cot, two blankets and a comfort kit for 150 people, along with the costs of Red Cross workers who provide critical support.


Every day, the Red Cross holds more than 500 blood drives nationwide. Your $5,000 sponsorship covers the cost of one blood drive and every penny helps save lives.


We respond to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year and $15,000 provides financial assistance to over 22 families impacted by a local disaster, like a home fire.

Donate Now

If you are unable to attend and want to help fuel the Red Cross mission please consider donating to our efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Contact Us

American Red Cross - Los Angeles
Amy Papageorges


Community Center, East Carson Street, Carson, CA, USA

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