2021 Red Cross Class of Heroes: Kyla Davis, Lifesaving Rescue Hero

On August 27, 2020, Kyla Davis of Skokie, Illinois, had just finished her night shift as a hospital operator when she saw a woman screaming for help while a man held a knife to her neck. Kyla immediately made her presence known by yelling at the man to stop. While walking towards them, the man flashed the knife. Fearing for her safety, Kyla retreated to her car and called 911, while the man forced the woman into an SUV. When the woman escaped and got in Kyla’s car, she jumped into action in order to save the woman’s life.  

For her remarkable bravery, the Red Cross is honoring Kyla with the 2021 Lifesaving Rescue Hero award, sponsored by KPMG US LLP.

KPMG collaborates with nonprofits committed to strengthening minds and bodies to help build stronger and healthier communities.  They partner with American Red Cross because they believe in the mission of providing relief and support to those in crisis, and they support the Heroes Event to honor the heroes in our community.

Learn more about the 2021 Red Cross Heroes, and how you can help here. All gifts will be matched up to $215,000 through May 2021, thanks to the generous local support of Better, Fran & John Edwardson, and Susan & Nick Noyes. Make a gift today!