Nominees sought for volunteer awards


From Contributed Reports

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Nash and Edgecombe counties.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local communities.

Each county selects up to 10 individuals, businesses, groups or teams and one paid director of volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations.

“We are excited to be a part of the North Carolina 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award selection for Nash and Edgecombe counties. This program is a wonderful way to recognize the dedicated volunteers from the twin counties and acknowledge the enormous impact they have on the health and well-being of a community.” said Ginny Mohrbutter, executive director of the United Way Tar River Region.

Nomination forms for Nash and Edgecombe are available at the following locations:

■ United Way Tar River Region at  2501 Sunset Ave. in Rocky Mount.

■ Braswell Memorial Library at 727 N Grace St. in Rocky Mount.

■ Edgecombe County Memorial Library at 909 Main St. in Tarboro.

Nomination forms also are available online at www.unitedwaytrr.org/gvsa.

Please return or email the completed forms no later than Jan. 8, 2018, to United Way Tar River Region, 2501 Sunset Av., Rocky Mount, NC 27804, Attn: Elizabeth Scott