United Way Hands On Savannah Seeks Nominations for Volunteer Awards


Do you know an outstanding volunteer who you would like to see honored for their service to our community? United Way Hands On Savannah is seeking nominations for the 2011 Volunteer Recognition Awards, a program which honors extraordinary volunteer work in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The deadline for nominations is March 8, 2011.

The awards will be presented at the 32nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Luncheon, which will be held on April 27, 2011 at 11:45 am at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen Street, Savannah, Georgia.

Volunteer Recognition Awards will be given in each of the following categories: Adult Individual, Youth Individual (18 years or younger), Adult Group (three or more volunteers) and Youth Group (three or more volunteers 18 years or younger). A panel of community leaders will select a winner and a finalist in each of these four categories. A $500 scholarship grant will be presented to the Youth Individual winner, and a $250 scholarship grant will be presented to the Youth Individual finalist.

The Herschel V. Jenkins Volunteer of the Year Award, honoring the late Herschel V. Jenkins, a visionary and a community building volunteer who believed in the work of the United Way and the importance of giving back to the community, will be selected from winners in those four categories. The winner’s non-profit program will be awarded $1,000 in honor of the winner.

Additionally, United Way Hands On Savannah will present The Anne Moy Education Award to an individual or group for outstanding dedication and service in the field of education. The award is dedicated in memory of the late Anne Moy, a retired educator and a dedicated United Way volunteer.

To nominate an individual or a group for Volunteer Recognition Awards, visit www.handsonsavannah.org.

For further information, please contact Shirley Sessions at 912.651.7726 or email ssessions@uwce.org.

The mission of United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. United Way of the Coastal Empire conducts an annual communitywide fundraising campaign and invests donor contributions in community programs and services within four issue areas: Education and Youth Development, Health and Wellness, Economic Independence, and Basic Human Needs. United Way serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

United Way of the Coastal Empire is a volunteer driven organization. A broad and diverse base of volunteers carefully review organization requests for funding, paying special attention to management, program delivery and outcomes accountability to ensure that your donations are truly making a difference. Thanks to the Herschel V. Jenkins Trust Fund and other income, which help cover administrative and fundraising costs, donor contributions go to help people in need. For further information, please visit www.uwce.org.

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