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People Incorporated Seeking Nominations to Recognize Outstanding Efforts To Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents


August 23, 2013

Abingdon, VA  – People Incorporated of Virginia invites nominations from community members for its annual Garland Thayer Award and Henderson Award.  The Garland Thayer Award and the Henderson Award are awarded annually to recognize the contributions of community leaders, advocates, and volunteers that embody People Incorporated’s mission of providing opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to reach their goals in order to enhance their lives, their families, and their communities.

Garland Thayer, 1964

The Garland Thayer Award and the Henderson Award are named for People Incorporated’s founding Executive Director and Board Chairperson and his wife.  People Incorporated was founded in 1964 due to the tireless efforts of Mr. Garland Thayer and Fount and Thelma Henderson to improve the quality life in the small rural community of Hayter’s Gap, VA.  The awards celebrate the achievements of community members as they work to build futures and realize dreams in the communities that People Incorporated serves.

Award nominations are being accepted through September 12, 2013.  Nomination forms are available for download here or upon request by contacting Ms. Carolyn Steffey at csteffey@peopleinc.net.  Please contact Carolyn Steffey at 276-623-9000 for additional information.

Fount and Thelma Henderson, 1964

Award Nomination Form

Nomination forms can be submitted electronically or by mail:

Email:

csteffey@peopleinc.net

Mail:

People Incorporated
Attn: Carolyn Steffey
1173 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
About People Incorporated
People Incorporated is a non-profit Community Action Agency and Community Development Corporation committed to providing opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to reach their goals in order to enhance their lives, families, and communities. People Incorporated develops programs and strategies that are designed to move people and communities into the economic mainstream. In 2012, People Incorporated provided services to over 6,400 clients and generated an economic impact of over $144.9 million in communities throughout Virginia. For more information about People Incorporated’s programs and services contact the Abingdon office at 276-623-9000.