84°F
weather icon Clear

Know a great volunteer? Nominate them for the Hope Floats Community Awards

Pahrump is filled with nonprofit causes and as anyone who has run or been a part of one before will know, the backbone of any good nonprofit is, of course, its volunteers.

This month, residents have the chance to recognize their favorite local volunteers by nominating them for the Hope Floats Community Awards, hosted by the NyE Communities Coalition. However, those interested in submitting a nomination must act quickly, as the deadline to do so is 5 p.m. this Thursday, April 18.

“Join NyECC in recognizing great volunteers. Several categories are available for nomination,” NyECC CEO Stacy Smith announced last week. “Do you know someone who volunteers to work with animals? Nominate them for the Paws & Claws Champion award! How about that volunteer that works in environmental conservation? We’d love to see them receive the Desert Sage Award! Does your service club knock it out of the park with their service work? Nominate them and let us all know.”

There will be eight awards for individual volunteer recognition, an award for paid/unpaid volunteer recruitment/management and three awards to community organizations.

In addition to the the Paws & Claws and Desert Sage awards, these include: Community Champion, Youth Community Champion and National Service Champion, along with the Hope Rocks Award, Community Hero Award, Steadfast Service Award and Recruitment Catalyst Award. For groups, the awards include Corporate Citizenship Excellence, Faith in Action Excellence and Service Club Excellence.

“Any individual or group may nominate one or more volunteers or groups that directly benefited Pahrump and the surrounding areas,” information on the awards nomination process details. “Please complete a separate nomination form for each volunteer or group via the online application.”

The nomination form can be found at surveymonkey.com/r/LBFKKZY

Once all of the nominations have been tallied, the volunteers will then have their time to shine at the Hope Floats Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, which is set for May 4 at the NyECC Activities Center.

There are two sponsorship opportunities for area businesses and organizations that want to show their support for the event, including the Stone Sponsor and Rock Sponsor. For $300, Stone Sponsors receive a table for six at the luncheon along with their name/logo featured in the event program, a power point presentation and related publicity. For $500, Rock Sponsors receive all the same name/logo recognition as well as a table for eight.

The deadline to sponsor the Hope Floats Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is Friday, April 26.

Tickets to the luncheon can be purchased at EventBrite.com by searching for “Hope Floats Volunteer Recognition Luncheon”.

To secure a sponsorship or for more information contact MaryRose Parkman at MaryRose@NyECC.org or 775-727-9970 extension 209.

Contact reporter Robin Hebrock at rhebrock@pvtimes.com

THE LATEST
Got the best tacos in town? How to enter Pahrump Taco Fest 2024

Tastebuds are set to be dancing in delight as the Pahrump Taco Fest makes its much-anticipated return to the valley. There is still time for competitors to sign up for a chance at the coveted title of best tacos in town.

Youths can now remain in care of kin under foster care changes

The new change paves a path to allow family members who are caring for a child to access the same financial resources from the state as traditional foster care providers.

GALLERY: What you missed at the Community Baby Shower

The 3rd annual event included activities and games, such as face painting, Find the Baby and Don’t Say Bay-Bee, adding an element of fun.

Plan for medical waste treatment plant draws public outcry

A proposal by MediWaste Disposal LLC to bring a medical waste treatment facility to the valley has touched off a wave of public unrest, with a crowd of Pahrump residents flocking to the latest Nye County Commission meeting to express their displeasure.

3 motorcyclists killed in US 95 crash near Goldfield

Three motorcyclists who died in a crash along US 95 about 2 miles south of Goldfield last week have been identified as Benny Hall, 52, of Tonopah; Jeffery Hicks, 72, of Goldfield; and Frank Winkler, 54, of Linton, Ind.

How Pahrump is remembering its heroes this Memorial Day weekend

Though it has become widely known as the unofficial kickoff of summer, two local veterans’ organizations are helping ensure the real meaning of Memorial Day is not lost among the fun of pool parties and cookouts.

Groundbreaking set for new Tonopah elementary school

A ground-breaking ceremony is set for the construction of the new $25 million Tonopah Elementary School beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29

Nye schools seek retirees to fill some critical vacancies

Even as school officials announced the retirement of more than a dozen teachers and other personnel on Monday night, they hope some veteran workers and retirees will consider returning to fill essential roles in the district.