Verizon Wireless, Urban League Of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc And 100 Black Men Of Metropolitan St. Louis Have Partnered To Recognize Everyday Heroes In Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — Verizon Wireless, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc and 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis today announced a call for nominations for “Everyday Heroes,” a program aimed at recognizing modern day heroes who make a difference in the community and who touch the lives of others. Everyday Heroes are the teachers, mentors, volunteers, clergy or family members who give of their time and resources in creative ways to effect change – either in the life of an individual, family, school or community.

Nominations are welcomed online at Ideal candidates are individuals whose extra efforts have made a difference in a life or a local community. Finalists and their nominees will be invited to the St. Louis Everyday Heroes Reception on March 15th, 2012. One winner will be selected from each of the following categories: Business/Technology, Education, Students, Healthcare and Community Services. Each winner will be awarded $500 and a Droid XyboardTM by Motorola tablet.

“Here at the Urban League we touch the lives of thousands of individuals each year to help them establish their own success stories—whether assisting children or teens with their studies, or helping adults secure gainful employment,” said James H. Buford, president of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. “We know that the people we reach are returning to the community and sharing their own acts of philanthropy– lending their time and skills to help guide someone else through a trial or to usher them up the ladder of success. We’re excited to be partnering with Verizon Wireless to recognize the Everyday Heroes who continue on in the tradition of the Urban League.” James H. Buford, President and CEO.

“Everyday Heroes is a great opportunity to express your gratitude to someone who has empowered you or inspired you through their community service,” said Brendan Fallis, president–Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. “We recognize the power of one person to create change and improve their surrounding environment. Everyday Heroes is an extension of our commitment to St. Louis, and we’re proud to partner with such respected organizations the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc and 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis in making all of this happen.”

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