Recognizing Local Heroism

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Recognizing Local Heroism

Do you know someone who inspires you by doing extraordinary things in their local community? If you do, honor your hero by nominating him or her for the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards, a grassroots-driven, national award program recognizing local heroes committed to improving their community's safety, quality of life, or environment. In honor of these local heroes, Volvo contributes more than $1 million to charity each year.

Nominations are welcomed now through October 15, 2007, at which time the American public will be invited to vote online for their favorite heroes from 40 top heroes and decide the finalists in the categories of Safety, Quality of Life, Environment, and Butterfly, a newly named youth category. A panel of distinguished judges will then select one winner for each of the categories, who will receive $100,000 to be donated to the charities of their choice; remaining finalists will receive a $25,000 charitable donation. The Butterfly Award winner will receive $25,000 and two Butterfly Award finalists will receive $10,000. One Grand Award winner will receive a Volvo car for the rest of his or her life.

To learn more or to nominate a hero, visit www.volvoforlifeawards.com. A Spanish version of the site can also be accessed at this address.

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