The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is accepting nominations for its annual Heroes of the Heartland awards to Iowans who performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause. Nomination forms can be found online at or picked up at the local Red Cross offices in participating communities. Nominations will be accepted through midnight Jan. 31 and can be mailed to the American Red Cross, 2116 Grand Ave., Des Moines, or faxed to 515-244-8012. The annual Heroes of the Heartland event will be held in Des Moines on March 14.