KLFY is wrapping up its annual search for Acadiana's most outstanding volunteers. We're proud to be the Louisiana Media Partner for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, a prestigious nationwide program that honors volunteers in each state, people who are working at the grassroots level to make a profound change in their community.
Winners chosen at the local level go on to the national competition in Washington, DC, where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with other outstanding volunteers from around the country. They'll also have the chance to share the story of the program or service provider that they founded, and to learn how to increase the impact of their program in their community.
To give you an idea of the kind of special individual we're looking for, here's a partial list of some of our past honorees:
-Dr. Chuck Wyatt, founder of Acadiana's community-wide Bystander CPR Training program "Heartstarter."
-Marcel Citron, founder of "Foodnet" which provides food and supplies to the needy throughout Acadiana
-Lori and Travis McGrew, founders of "Maddie's Footprints" which provides emotional and financial support to families facing the heartbreak of miscarriage and stillbirth
-Hank and Debbie Perret, founders of the Miles Perret Cancer Services Center in Lafayette
If you'd like to nominate someone for this year's Jefferson Awards, it's easy to do. Just send us a short e-mail or FAX telling us a little about your nominee and what they are doing to make Acadiana a better place to live. E-mail your nomination to program coordinator Blue Rolfes at firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX it to us at KLFY at 337-981-6533.
All nominations must be received by midnight Monday, March 18.
If you have a question about the program or your nominee, send it to Blue at email@example.com
We're excited about the opportunity to honor some of Acadiana's unsung heroes. Please send in your nomination today!