from The White House, April 16, 2012
“We’re looking for Americans who have made a difference in their communities but who may not have received national attention. Does that sound like someone you know? Visit WhiteHouse.gov/CitizensMedal and nominate a hero in your community today!”
> Nominations due April 24, 2012; all guidelines and criteria can be found on the website.
“Here are a few examples of past Citizens Medal recipients:
- Kimberly McGuiness has been a true champion for deaf students, helping to spur the passage of Georgia’s Deaf Child’s Bill of Rights and raising awareness and support for deaf education.
- Ida Martin created Bluffton Self Help to assist working families, residents with disabilities, and senior citizens. In 2010 alone, Bluffton Self Help provided food to 11,600 people and clothing to almost 9,000 people.
- Mary K. Hoodhood, paralyzed from a car accident, founded Kids’ Food Basket which provides meals to thousands of children in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
These are everyday Americans making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. And I’m pretty sure you know someone like them.”