Nominees wanted for annual Helping People Award

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award in 2015 to the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee for its work rebuilding homes and lives after superstorm Sandy. Presented at the J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake, from left are Claudia Nelson, co-chair, Pastor Phil Huber, and Pastor Betty Smith, co-chair, with Mr. Franchot.

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award in 2015 to the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee for its work rebuilding homes and lives after superstorm Sandy. Presented at the J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake, from left are Claudia Nelson, co-chair, Pastor Phil Huber, and Pastor Betty Smith, co-chair, with Mr. Franchot.

ANNAPOLIS — Returning for a fifth year, Comptroller Peter Franchot announces that his office is accepting nominations for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. Established in 2012 to honor the unparalleled legacy of public service left by former Mayor, Governor and Comptroller Schaefer, the award is presented in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City to individuals and organizations with an unwavering commitment to helping people.
Last year’s Somerset County recipient was the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee for its charitable work including rebuilding homes and lives devastated by superstorm Sandy. The presentation was made by Comptroller Franchot at the J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake.
“Throughout our great state, there are many organizations and citizens, who like William Donald Schaefer, spend their lives helping others in their communities,” Comptroller Franchot said. “I am very proud to honor those who go the extra mile to lend a hand, spend the time and offer hope and support to those who need it most. By doing so, these groups and individuals make our state a better place.”
Award recipients will be selected on their demonstration of:
• Improving the community;
• Promptly responding to a citizen problem through effective government intervention;
• Directly aiding our most vulnerable populations; or,
• Establishing a public/private partnership to improve the lives of fellow Marylanders.

 

Comptroller Franchot will personally present the award to each winner starting in April. The 2016 nomination form must be submitted by March 31.

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