Operation Care Presents...
Operation CARE is an organization geared towards supporting our surrounding community and awarding deserving individuals for their outstanding contributions to make a difference. We understand that it takes dedication, hard work, and devotion when volunteering and we are grateful for all of our volunteers. Their enduring commitment, leadership, and service brings light and life to Operation CARE's outreach.
Operation CARE not only recognizes our volunteers, we also award high school graduating students for their academic achievement and success. These students have exemplified dynamic self-development.
Greater development is important to Operation CARE. Therefore, we take notice of those working within the community and award those who have gone above and beyond to help others with our awards. In addition, we award young ladies who have completed three years, or a minimum of 18 months, of Strings of Pearls mentorship. This Academic Merit Scholarship award is for their passion for learning and self-development.
The Nomination Process
All award nominations must be completed using the online nomination form and will only be accepted until 10 March. No more than three nominations will be accepted from any individual nominator and 1 - 2 nominees will be awarded per award. Nominees can be nominated for up to 4 awards, however each nomination write-up must be tailored to the specific qualifications of the selected award. Only nominees who meet the criteria will be considered.
Nominees will be ranked among his/her peers for the respective community service award. Nominees can be self-nominated or nominated by anyone. However, previous awardees are ineligible for receiving the same award within a three-year period from the awarded year.
Following a fact-checking process, award winners will receive an email and/or a phone call notifying them of their selection. All selected awardees MUST provide a clear digital photograph as well as a 1 – 2-minute video summarizing their community service no later than (NLT) 10 April, of the awarding event year. All awardees will receive their awards by mail.
PLEASE NOTE: Photographs and videos will be used for promotional use on social media, the website, in newsletters, in award event materials, advertisements, and/or for other promotion purposes upon notification of award selection. Nominees must be 18 years or older to qualify for any award nomination that has not specified it is for youth.
Making a Difference Award
Operation CARE Making a Difference "MAD" Award pays tribute to community servers such as volunteers, champions, supporters, and partners for their hard work, goodwill, time, talent, commitment, and energy in making a difference in the community!
Persons being nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion, have a heart for people, and dedicated service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities within the community. Nominee must be committed to the growth and development of the community.
Awards are presented to individuals, groups, businesses, organizations, and community partners who go above and beyond the call of duty to positively make a difference within the community. Group recognitions consist of one team award with individual certificates awarded.
If you would like to nominate someone who has made a difference in the community, please submit a nomination form here.
Previous MAD Award Winners:
Mr. Darian Boone
Ms. Constance Downs
Mr. William Early
Mrs. Lisa Heyward
The Impact Award distinguishes volunteers who has demonstrated an act or behavior that is an example of 1 Peter 4:10 (TPT) “Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace.”
The persons nominated for this award will have demonstrated examples of exceptional leadership within the community. An individual who demonstrates positive values and behaviors that inspire others to excel. This individual is one who makes significant contributions to building a sense of unity and purpose in his or her community and promote personal progression. Their influence empowers others in their decision-making and create positive change through self-improvement.
If you would like to nominate someone who has made an impact within or exceeding the above guidelines, please submit a nomination form here.
Previous Impact Award Winners:
Mrs. Marla Henry
Mr. Bruce Dent
Serving Others Award
The Serving Others Award honoree is one who volunteers time and effort to support others. This individual is one who genuinely desire to serve others wholeheartedly without accolades. Their mission is to serve and build stronger communities.
They show kindness to people through the impact of their work with the elderly, the homeless, and others who are in need. They are reliable, patient, and they maintain a positive attitude. They provide a high level of service to the community with honor and commitment. This awardee take initiative without being prompted to do so and are always willing to help when and/or where needed. They utterly understand the meaning of serving.
If you would like to nominate someone who has dedicated their time to serving others, please submit a nomination form here.
Behind the Scenes Award
The Behind the Scenes Award is awarded to individuals who works quietly and unselfishly behind the scenes to further the productivity of their organization and they exemplify extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness. This individual is not a person who is out in front working on projects. Rather it is a person who doesn’t seek recognition for their contributions.
This nominee is the type of person who is humble as well as one you could imagine asking to complete a task knowing that they will complete the task in a remarkable manner and ask for nothing in return. They are often seen but not heard, but they engage in meaningful volunteer service that makes a measurable difference in the community.
If you would like to nominate someone who has supported the efforts of others from behind the scenes, please submit a nomination form here.