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Home is Where the Heroes Are

Send Us Your Stories of Local Heroes

We know that part of the reason why we’re greater in Greater Fort Lauderdale is because of the heroes that call our community home. During these uncertain times, we’re relying on our local heroes more than ever. And while these selfless individuals go above and beyond for our residents without expecting any recognition, we cannot allow them to go unnoticed any longer. Their humility is a virtue, and that’s why we need your help identifying and celebrating our local heroes.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is collecting these stories to share on social media @VisitLauderdale, the CVB website, and with the news media. For example, several local restaurant groups started the Hands for Hospitality ( fund that is raising money going directly to hourly restaurant employees now out of work due to the shutdown of dining room service at local restaurants.

What is a Hero?

We think it’s a person who exceeds all expectations in order to help others. They’re doctors, nurses, and first responders. They’re bus drivers and airport and seaport workers. They’re restaurant and retail employees just to name a few. They’re our neighbors, our friends, and our family. So, join us in recognizing those who give us hope when we’re hopeless, courage when we’re afraid, and a much-needed reminder that home is where the heroes are.

Heroes and heroic acts include, but are not limited to:

  • People spreading kindness
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • First responders
  • County employees
  • Bus drivers
  • Airport workers
  • Seaport workers
  • Restaurant employees
  • Retail employees
  • Businesses donating to the healthcare industry
  • Businesses, individuals, or organizations providing for unemployed and furloughed workers
  • Hospitality workers going above and beyond helping someone who is a first responder or staying in a hotel during the crisis
  • Groups or individuals creating something beautiful like art, music, or entertainment to make people feel better
  • Someone who shopped for a person that is unable to leave their home – delivered groceries, picked up medications

How to help: Share your nominations, stories, and photos so we can tell the stories of the people doing good in the community. If you have a story of a local hero that you’d like to share, please fill out a submission at or email at