The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts is seeking nominations of local heroes who have demonstrated outstanding courage, generosity, and service to others. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Jan. 4. Those selected will be recognized at the organization’s 11th annual Community Heroes Breakfast, an event attended each year by some 500 business leaders and community members. All nominees must live or work in area communities north of Boston. Six categories, ranging from “Youth Hero,” a student who demonstrates leadership qualities, to “Enduring Hero,” a community member who has made a difference by engaging in various activities over an extended period, will be honored at the March 21 event. Proceeds support Red Cross disaster preparedness and response programs in Northeast Massachusetts. Nomination forms are available at redcross.org/ma/peabody/news-events/events. For more information, call the Red Cross at 978-922-2224.