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2018 Richardson Real Heroes & Their Organizations (L-R): Abdel Diab, Berkner High School; Rick Hart, Volunteers in Police Service; Janet DePuy, Heights Park Neighborhood Association; John Laine, Texas Ramp Project.

Richardson Real Heroes honors volunteers doing great work on behalf of Richardson, Richardson residents or Richardson schools. Nominations for the 2019 Real Heroes awards are open and can be submitted online through the group’s website.

The basic criteria:

  • The service must benefit Richardson, its residents or schools.
  • The individual receives no monetary compensation for the service.
  • The individual has not received significant public recognition for the service.
  • Elected officials are not eligible.

Real Heroes can be nominated in two classifications: Adult (post high school) and Youth (at least 16 years of age). The Real Heroes will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Richardson Civic Center on April 11, 2019.

More detailed criteria and the nomination form are on the Richardson Real Heroes website at:

“This program is a great way to celebrate volunteers who never seek recognition and whose work significantly improves the Richardson community,” said Laurie Garvie, Real Heroes committee chair.

Nominations will close at midnight Dec. 22, 2018.

Richardson Real Heroes is in its 10th year of operation and was founded and funded by The Richardson Coalition, a political action committee.

For more information, contact Laurie Garvie:

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