People Inc. now accepting nominations for annual awards

Nominations are now being accepted for People Incorporated’s annual community awards honoring the outstanding achievements of community leaders, advocates and volunteers in the agency’s service area.

The Garland Thayer Award is presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to benefit low-income people through their employment or paid position with an organization. Previous recipients have founded new organizations, new programs or new services that align with the agency’s mission. The award is named for People Inc.’s founding Executive Director, Garland Thayer.

The Henderson Award recognizes the remarkable achievements of a volunteer or group of volunteers who have made lasting and significant contributions to benefit economically disadvantaged communities. The award is named in honor of Fount and Thelma Henderson, who worked as tireless advocates alongside Garland Thayer to mobilize community support for People Inc.’s mission. Fount Henderson also served as the agency’s founding Board of Directors Chairperson.

Nominations for both awards may be submitted by clicking here or by contacting Rachel Fogg at Nominations are considered on a rolling basis and will be awarded in July. 

People Inc. was founded in 1964 as a community action agency in the rural community of Hayter’s Gap in Washington County. The agency has been committed to moving communities into the economic mainstream for nearly 60 years.

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