A group of ordinary Iowans were honored for their extraordinary efforts on Friday.
The American Red Cross hosted the Heroes of the Heartland event to celebrate everyday Iowans who turned into heroes.
Sixteen people were honored at the breakfast held in West Des Moines
More than 400 community members were on hand to praise the heroes for their actions.
Attendees say, hearing the stories inspires them to make a difference. “Certainly hearing these stories about others who do just makes you feel like you would want to be able to do that as well,” Sarah Buckley said.
If you know someone who deserves to be a hero of the heartland, the Red Cross is taking nominations for next year.