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February 25, 2014
Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to help their students succeed? Is there a volunteer or mentor who takes time out of their busy lives to invest in the lives of children? Can you think of a group of people dedicated to helping families become self-sufficient? Have you witnessed an individual who really works to empower seniors or individuals with disabilities to live healthy lives? Is there someone who went above and beyond to help people during and after either the High Park Fire or 2013 Flooding? If so, we want to hear about them.
As said by Joseph Campbell, "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is a person who is admired for great acts or fine qualities. People often associate heroes with celebrities, nation-wide/world-wide leaders, parents and fictional characters. We are looking for real-life, everyday people who make a difference in the lives of people in Larimer County for our 2014 Community Hero Awards. The awards will be presented at the United Way's State of the Community luncheon on June 26, 2014.
Nominations are being accepted for volunteers in the following categories:
Education Hero Award: An individual or group who has made significant contributions in giving, advocating and/or volunteering for efforts related to helping Larimer County youth succeed in school and life.
Income Hero Award: An individual or group who has made significant contributions in giving, advocating and/or volunteering for efforts related to helping Larimer County individuals and families become financially stable and self-sufficient.
Health Hero Award: An individual or group who has made significant contributions in giving, advocating and/or volunteering for efforts relating creating a more stable Larimer County community through basic needs services, disaster relief and recovery, and/or empowering seniors and individuals with disabilities to live productive, healthy lives.
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 28 to be considered for the awards. Please fill out the electronic nomination form below or click here to download a PDF version.
One volunteer/group in each category will be selected by a panel of volunteer community members to receive an award of accomplishment and a $200 donation to the nonprofit of their choice within the award categories.
For more information contact Jamie Suess at 970.407.7054.
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