Community Heroes 2019

They're your friends, your colleagues, your family members, or maybe someone you read about. 

They are community Heroes, each of whom shows how one person can truly make a difference.

This year we want to encourage you to tell us about these everyday people changing the world -- by nominating them here at Taking a few minutes to share their story with us allows us the opportunity to celebrate great people in Cloverdale that are making our community a better place.

But you don't have to personally know the individual you nominate. 

It's easy to nominate the person whose work you admire. But a thoughtful, well-written nomination is essential to help us understand the contribution this person is making to your life. Here are some suggestions we hope will help you in crafting your nomination for consideration as a 2019 CNN Hero.

 Think about what makes your hero special. Ask yourself: What makes my nominee unique? What specific accomplishment has he or she achieved that is truly remarkable? What impact has his or her work had on others?

• Take a look at our nomination formWe suggest you review the information requested about yourself, your nominee and his or her work before filling out your submission.

• Tell us about your hero. Take your time and write from the heart. Remember: What you share -- in your own words -- is the most important factor in helping us nominate an individual for further consideration. You can enter your answers to the essay questions directly on the form, or write them first in a word-processing document and cut and paste them into each answer field. Please note the information you provide will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

• Click "Submit." If your nomination has been successfully transmitted, you'll see a "thank you" message on your screen. This is the only confirmation you will receive. And yes, we read each and every one.

That's it! Nominations for 2019 Community Heroes remain open through March 31st, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to be considered as a CNN Hero?

A: Nominations must be in the name of a single individual, at least 13 years of age, whose accomplishment occurred (or continued) after December 1, 2018. Groups and organizations are ineligible for consideration. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Q: How will I know if my hero is selected?

A: Because of the potential high volume of nominations received, we cannot respond individually to each submission. However, if your nomination advances, we will contact you and your nominee through the contact information you provide.

Q: What if I don't know my nominee's address, email and telephone number?

A: Please make every effort to provide as much contact information as possible. We require either an email address or telephone number so we may quickly contact your nominee to obtain permission for consideration as a Community Hero.

Q: May I submit additional supportive information about my nominee?

A: There's space at the end of the form to provide links to articles or websites with more information about your hero. Please do not send additional material unless requested.

Q: May I nominate my hero more than once?

A: Please don't. One well-written nomination is enough. We discourage campaigns in support of one or more individuals, and the number of submissions on their behalf has no bearing on selection.

Q: May I mail or fax my nomination?

A: No. All nominations must be submitted online through our website.

Q: What if my nomination form is rejected?

A: When filling out your form, please note that certain information is required. Those fields are marked with an asterisk (*). 

Centre Church is not responsible for technical problems that may prevent your submission from being successfully transmitted. You may wish to first write and save the answers to essay questions in a word-processing document. That way, if you need to resubmit your nomination, you can cut and paste those answers into the form and avoid having to rewrite them.

Q: When is this year's 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'? 

A: Sunday, April 7th at our 9:30 & 11:00 AM services at Centre Church. We will also be posting Heroes stories on our blog as well as on our social feeds.

Q: Can I attend the weekend services? 

Absolutely, everyone is welcome to attend Centre Church weekend services. We also have a Plan Your Visit option that allows you and your family to preregister for services to allow us to ensure your experience with us is unforgettable.