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Nominate a Community Hero for AARP's Andrus Award

Idaho's 2015 Andrus Award winner, Duane Brown, helps a client of the AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program. (AARP Idaho)
Idaho's 2015 Andrus Award winner, Duane Brown, helps a client of the AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program. (AARP Idaho)
May 27, 2016

BOISE, Idaho -- Every year for more than a decade, AARP Idaho has honored a community volunteer whose work shines above the rest, and the deadline for the 2016 nominations is one week away -- next Friday, June 3.

The Andrus Award isn't named for Idaho's famous former governor, Cecil Andrus, but for Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP in 1958. Nominees can be from any walk of life and their work doesn't need to be affiliated with AARP, said Pamela Root, senior operations associate for AARP Idaho, but it should "enhance the quality of life for all as we age.

"We're looking for volunteers who contribute their time, talent, skills and abilities to make a positive impact in their communities," she said, "and especially volunteers that spark others to have the volunteer spirit."

People can be nominated at aarp.org or by calling AARP Idaho directly. The winner will be notified in August and honored with a dinner, trophy and gift card. Root encouraged people to take the time to nominate someone who truly has made a difference.

"The submissions will be evaluated by AARP Idaho based on how the volunteer's work has improved the community, helped to achieve social change and inspired other volunteers," she said.

Root said last year's winner, Duane Brown, has run the AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program in Idaho for many years. In 2016, Brown and his colleagues helped more than 20,000 Idahoans file their income tax forms, free of charge.

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - ID