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Posted on: September 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Department on Aging Handy Helper Program nominated for 2021 RISE award

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Orange County Department on Aging announced Sept. 3 that its Handy Helper Program has been nominated for a 2021 RISE award for the RISE Community category. This unique awards program is designed to honor a community program working hand in hand with law enforcement to benefit their local community.

Community members, friends and family may each vote once per day until September 17, 2021, by clicking on the link below. The top 10 finalists with the most votes in each category will then be reviewed by a panel of judges. Winners will receive $7,500 in funding towards the winning community program.

To read the submission and vote click here: 

Axon RISE Awards 2020 logoAxon’s RISE Awards showcase the extraordinary courage, compassion and dedication to community demonstrated by officers and agencies across the country,” said Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith. “Our hope is that the stories of heroism and valor highlighted through these awards will inspire others as much as they inspire us.” 

To learn more about the Department on Aging’s Handy Helpers visit, or contact Shenae McPherson, Volunteer Connect 55+ Administrator at 919-245-4243.

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