KRCG 13 introduces the Jefferson Awards
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —
Every day in mid-Missouri people are making a huge impact by volunteering their time.
Volunteering benefits the lives of others and makes our community a better place.
The Jefferson Awards recognizes these unsung heroes.
The Jefferson Awards were founded in 1972 by Jacquiline Kennedy Onassis, US Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard.
They're America's most prestigious award for service.
The award recipients represent a "who's who" of American change makers alongside more than 55,000 grassroots unsung heroes in local communities.
Each month, KRCG 13 will embark on a quest to find the local members of our community that are doing extraordinary things.
The people who are giving back in ways that make our neighborhoods stronger, our schools smarter, our community better.
We want to showcase their commitment, work and dedication through the Jefferson Awards program.
But in order to do that, we need your help.
Do you know of someone that goes above and beyond with their volunteer work?
Let us know by going to our website and nominating them on the Jefferson Awards page on our website KRCGTV.com
Showing our appreciation for their efforts is just another way to make a difference in our community.
One local Jefferson Award recipient will be selected in April 2017 to attend the Jefferson Award banquet in late June 2017 in Washington, DC.
Some of the past national winners include Barbara Bush, Peyton Manning, Oprah Winfrey and Sandra Day O'Connor.
To find out more information about the Jefferson Awards click here.