The American Red Cross in Maine seeks nominations for Good Samaritans who performed an extraordinary act of heroism or courage, and wants to hear their story, according to a Red Cross news release.

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Real Heroes Award.

The Award recognizes Mainers who have demonstrated acts of heroism, provided outstanding community service, and shown courage, kindness, and unselfish character in service to others. Awards will be presented at events in Bangor, Caribou, Lewiston and Portland beginning in March 2015.

The nomination deadline is Jan. 9, 2015 (Dec. 31 for nominations in the Greater Bangor area).

For a nomination form, visit

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