Meet our Heroes 

2007 | 2006


Do You Know a Community Hero?


The Community Heroes Program, presented by BCBSRI and the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter, recognizes Rhode  Islanders whose collective acts of kindness improve the well-being of our community.

If you know someone who has made a significant, positive impact on an individual, family, or an entire community in Rhode Island, why not nominate this person for a Community Hero award? Community Heroes receive special recognition.


Award Categories


Healthcare Hero - An individual who has made a significant difference in improving the health of people in Rhode Island.

Emergency Service Hero -A firefighter, police officer, or other first responder who performs a feat above and beyond the call of duty.


Good Samaritan Hero - An individual who has assisted  people in need through a single or series of caring acts.

Outstanding Citizenship Hero - An individual who has provided a lifetime of good deeds or contributed outstanding volunteer service.


Lifesaving Hero - An individual who has saved a life.

Classroom Hero - An individual who makes a difference through education.


The Recognition They Deserve


In addition to being featured on the BCBSRI and American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter Web sites, each  Community Hero:

  • Is honored at the annual Community Heroes Breakfast Celebration.
  • Has a donation made in his or her name to the Community Heroes Health and Safety Education Fund administered by the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter for health and safety education programming in Rhode Island.
  • Receives a health and safety pack, containing a first-aid kit and wellness information.
  • Is featured during a live interview on the Helen Glover Show on Talk Radio WHJJ.


How to nominate a Hero

Community Heroes nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis with awards given monthly. Every nomination is given equal consideration; however, there is a limit of one nomination per entry. The nominations are reviewed and the honorees are selected by a review panel. To nominate an individual, please complete and submit our online form or download and fill out the Nomination Form PDF and mail to:

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Community Relations Department
444 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903


If you prefer, you may fax the form to (401) 459-1333. You can also call (401) 459-1304 to nominate a Community Hero by phone.

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