Financial contributions to the fourth annual Volvo for life Awards heroes total $1 million, include a Volvo car for life
Nominate at www.volvoforlifeawards.com
(NEW YORK) Nov. 8, 2005 –– Do you know a local hero –– a person who is seeking to improve the quality of life, safety or environment in your community? If so, Volvo is calling on people in the next two months to nominate a community hero they know in the nation’s largest annual search for and celebration of everyday heroes. The grand winner, “America’s Greatest Hometown Hero,” will receive a Volvo car for life.
The fourth annual Volvo for life Awards is a national public service program that honors hometown heroes with $1 million in financial contributions. Volvo calls on people to nominate a hero that they know doing the extraordinary in the areas of safety, quality of life or environment. Through Jan. 15, 2006, visit www.volvoforlifeawards.com to nominate a hero. The initiative has recognized nearly 10,000 individuals from all 50 states for their extraordinary service since its inception in 2001.
Volvo’s goal is to highlight and honor the remarkable accomplishments people make in their communities on a daily basis. Previous winners include an amputee who is working to collect and donate used but reusable limbs to amputees overseas; a domestic abuse survivor helping American women escape abusive relationships while living abroad; and an activist bringing timber proponents and environmentalists together to revitalize her community and the environment.
Log on to www.volvoforlifeawards.com for various nominees’ stories or to nominate a community hero that makes an extraordinary contribution in the areas of safety, quality of life or environment now through Jan. 15, 2006.
In March 2006, Volvo will announce the names of 100 semi-finalists and honor their individual accomplishments with a Certificate of Merit. Three finalists in each nomination category will then be selected.
A panel of distinguished judges representing some of the world’s foremost experts on care, conscience and character – including Hank Aaron, Bill Bradley, Richard Branson, Caroline Kennedy, Maya Lin, Paul Newman, Sally Ride, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and last year’s top winner Hope Bevilhymer- will name one winner for each of the three categories. The category winners will each receive $50,000 to be donated to the charities of their choice. The remaining six finalists will each receive a $25,000 charitable donation.
In April 2006 Volvo will honor the three category winners at the Volvo for life Awards Ceremony in New York City. Each year the event features top music entertainment and a celebrity host, as well as documentaries profiling the category winners. The overall winner, selected by the judges, will be named “America’s Greatest Hometown Hero” and presented with a Volvo car every three years for the rest of his or her life.
To learn more or to nominate a hero, visit www.volvoforlifeawards.com. A Spanish version of the site can also be accessed at this address.
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Haberman & Associates
Volvo Cars of North America
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