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For Immediate Release: 3/7/2013
Nominations Sought for Community Action Awards; Nominations Due March 22

The County’s Community Action Board is seeking nominations for several awards which recognize individuals and organizations that have made a difference in reducing poverty, or for advocating on behalf of Montgomery County’s low-income residents. Awards will be presented at the Board’s annual Community Action Month Celebration and Volunteer Event on Tuesday, May 28. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 22.

“The Community Action Awards make the promise of community action—to help people and change lives—come alive by highlighting volunteers who help our neighbors to achieve economic security,” said CAB Chair Walter Woods.

The Henry L. Dixon Community Action Award for Organizational Achievement recognizes involvement in activities that, through a group volunteer effort, helps low-income individuals in Montgomery County move toward or achieve self-sufficiency. The award, which includes categories for youth and adults, may also recognize advocacy by an organization to reduce poverty among Montgomery County residents.

The Marcia Plater Community Action Award for Individual Achievement recognizes involvement in activities that, through an individual volunteer effort, help low-income individuals in Montgomery County move toward or achieve self-sufficiency. This award, with categories for youth and adults, also may recognize advocacy by an individual to reduce poverty among Montgomery County residents.

Nomination forms are available at http://bit.ly/14xNMhr. For more information, call Sharon Strauss at 240-777-1697.

 

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Release ID: 13-064
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534

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