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Nominations sought for Spirit of Caring Award

Published: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 11:27 p.m. CST

DeKALB – Kishwaukee United Way is looking for locals who go “above and beyond” for nonprofit organizations, board President Bridget Carlson said.

The local organization is accepting nominations for its Spirit of Caring Award through Feb. 21.

Community volunteers for and staff members of nonprofits may be nominated, she said. All nominees will be invited to Kishwaukee United Way’s annual meeting March 13.

Kishwaukee United Way will choose two winners. The winners last year were community volunteer Rodney McQueen for his work with Elder Care Services and staff member Nicole Safford of Opportunity House.

“We’re looking for someone that really goes above and beyond what their normal volunteer duties would be,” Carlson said. “It’s hard to pick [a winner] every year.”

To nominate someone for the Spirit of Caring Award, visit

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