The Chisholm Trail chapter is preparing for its second annual Stars at Night: A Celebration of Community Heroes gala on March 22 at the Fort Worth Club. Help is needed in identifying community’s heroes.

“Heroes are often among us every day and we don’t even realize it,” a spokesman said. “They may be a family member, a neighbor or a local law enforcement officer or a child in your school. This spring, the Red Cross will honor those individuals who have gone above and beyond what is expected to benefit the lives of others. Their unselfish acts deserve to be recognized.”

Nominees should be residents of Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Wise or Hood counties. The actions for which they are being nominated should have occurred within the past calendar year. Direct involvement with the Red Cross is not required for an individual to be nominated or selected.

Lifesaver of the Year: An individual or small group who used life-saving skills such as first aid, CPR or an AED to save a human life within the past calendar year. This award is intended to recognize an individual or group responding to an emergency in a nonprofessional capacity.

Emergency Responder of the Year: A professional emergency responder or team of responders (firefighter, law enforcement officer, medical worker, 911 dispatcher or other), who assisted someone in a way above and beyond what was expected in a time of extraordinary need. This person may have saved a life or performed an act that made our community a safer place to live. The actions for which they are being considered will be considered whether the individual was on or off-duty.

Military Member of the Year: An active or reserve member of the military who has performed an act of heroism or made a significant contribution to another soldier, military unit or military family or has helped promote community preparedness, emergency response or vital safety training for the men and women of the Armed Forces.

Diversity Ambassador of the Year: An individual from an ethnically diverse background who has worked to bridge the gap between diverse communities and the vital network of resources and services that are available to meet humanitarian needs.

Young Good Samaritan of the Year: A person younger than 21 years in age who has performed an unexpected or significant act of heroism or who has displayed outstanding leadership to make an impact in their community.

Community Spirit Award: A civic, government or business leader who has made a significant contribution to the well-being of their community.

This person should demonstrate exceptional leadership and impacted his or her neighbors and or the community at-large.

A nomination form is available online at www.chisholmtrail.redcross.org.

Copies of the form may be made.

For more information or to submit a nomination, contact Emily Getzschman at 817-335-9137, ext. 280, or e-mail GetzschmanE@usa.redcross.org. The deadline for all nominations is Dec. 21.

For more information about the gala, contact Holly Hull Miori at 817-335-9137, ext. 220, or e-mail MioriH@usa.redcross.org.