CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Volunteer West Virginia is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Governor's Service Awards.The awards recognize outstanding individuals, families and organizations for extraordinary service and commitment to their communities, according to a release from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office."Our state is blessed with so many enthusiastic and helpful West Virginians who step forward and give of their time, talents and resources making our communities wonderful places to live, work and raise a family," Tomblin said in a written statement. "I encourage all West Virginians to nominate an individual, a family or an organization that exemplifies volunteerism and puts West Virginia first -- honor those who give so much of themselves for the benefit of others."Recipients of the award will be recognized at the state's volunteerism conference, Faces of Leadership, in Charleston Aug. 7.
Nomination forms are available at www.volunteerwv.org
or by calling (800) WV-HELPS. Nominations must be postmarked by April 12.