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DO IT YOURSELF HEROICS:
TIPS FOR VOLUNTEERING FROM VOLVO FOR LIFE AWARDS HEROES
Nominate your community heroes at www.volvoforlifeawards.com
through Jan. 15, 2006; Charitable contributions total $1 million
(NEW YORK) Dec. 8, 2005 – Want to make a positive impact on your community, but don’t know where to begin? This holiday season, let these tips from everyday heroes and past nominees in the Volvo for life Awards, an annual search for and celebration of everyday heroes, inspire you do good in your neighborhood.
Because of their remarkable volunteer efforts, these individuals were honored last year in the third annual Volvo for Life Awards, an initiative that calls for people to nominate a hometown hero they know who is doing the extraordinary in the categories of safety, quality of life or environment. Nominations for the fourth annual Volvo for life Awards are now underway. Individuals may nominate their local heroes at www.volvoforlifeawards.com by 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 conscience, care 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 grand award 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.
Haberman & Associates
Volvo Cars of North America
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