Central Oregonians will be among the 14 individuals and 12 organizations honored Nov. 9 at the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Awards in Salem.
Organized by the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service, the awards program recognizes the contributions of volunteers to make Oregon a better place to live. Winners will receive a cash grant from Wells Fargo to give to a favorite charity.
Among the winners are:
• Jeff Klein, of Bend, statewide outstanding adult volunteer. Klein volunteers on the board of directors of the KIDS Center and St. Charles Medical Center Foundation in Bend, and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. He also volunteers for several other local organizations.
• Nancy Allen, of Bend, regional outstanding senior volunteer. Allen is the local representative of the Oregon Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, which looks out for the interests of seniors in long-term care facilities.
• Jericho Road, of Redmond, regional outstanding volunteer program. Jericho Road provides support and services to the homeless in the Redmond area.
The awards luncheon is open to the public. It costs $30 per person. It will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Salem Conference Center. Registration is required.