“I encourage you to nominate an outstanding individual, organization, family or business that puts “West Virginia First” through service to others and volunteerism,” Justice said. “Without your nomination, we could miss a wonderful opportunity to honor those who give so much of themselves and expect so little in return.”
In recent years, recipients of the award improved their communities in many creative ways. Some examples include: establishing a day center for the homeless; initiating neighborhood activities and support for older citizens; and incubating ideas and enthusiasm for community revitalization projects.
Outstanding West Virginia individuals and organizations that are selected as recipients will be honored at a special banquet at the Culture Center in Charleston on September 14th. The event is coordinated by Volunteer West Virginia, the State’s Commission for National and Community Service. Nomination forms are available on Volunteer West Virginia’s website, www.volunteerwv.org, or by calling 304-558-0111. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2017.
About Volunteer West VirginiaAn agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, Volunteer West Virginia is the state’s Commission for National and Community Service. The agency challenges West Virginians to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism by identifying and mobilizing resources, promoting an ethic of service, and empowering communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families.