Last call for humanitarian nominations |

Last call for humanitarian nominations

Garfield County is filled with big-hearted people who repeatedly make the extra effort to make life better for others.

These people are called humanitarians, those who help others through their work or as volunteers.

For 15 years now, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and the Garfield County Human Services Commission have joined in recognizing the standout efforts of local humanitarians through the Humanitarian Service Awards.

In those years, the awards program has honored 84 individuals and three groups for their contributions to humanitarian service in Garfield County. They include kids, couples, and adults in many walks of life. They were the award winners from hundreds more nominees.

Backing all these nominees are the people who really make this project a success, those who take the time to write a nomination that sheds light on the good works done by the many humanitarians of our county.

Now is the time for these folks to get on the stick.

The deadline for nominations for the 2003 awards program has been extended by one day to 5 p.m. this Friday. The nomination form, with information on how to submit the packet, is published on page 6 of today’s paper.

A detailed nomination makes it easier for the selection committee ” a group of volunteers that includes several past award winners ” to choose the winners, so don’t hold back.

All those who are nominated will be honored at an awards banquet on Monday, Feb. 2, (that’s Groundhog Day) at the Hotel Colorado. Those who submit nominations will also be invited to attend.

Take a minute today to think of the people you know. If someone stands out in your mind as a true humanitarian, please take the time this week to join with others to submit a nomination so this person can be recognized for all the good they do.

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