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MCT seeks names for community heroes

Published March 13. 2018 02:42PM

MCT is taking nominations from the community for its “Community Heroes” program.

One hundred area residents have been recognized as “Community Heroes” by Mauch Chunk Trust Company as part of their award program.

Since 2000, MCT has solicited peer nominations of those residents in the community who have “devoted substantial time to nonprofit community organizations that benefit or improve the quality of life …”

From the nominations, at least three “heroes” have been chosen each year by an independent selection committee. While the majority of the award recipients prefer to remain anonymous angels of the community, MCT feels strongly that their good and generous deeds should be made known to the communities they serve.

Each hero is honored at a public banquet. Mauch Chunk Trust Company presents each recipient with an inscribed award and a $200 donation is made in their name to the charity of their choice.

According to Mauch Chunk Trust Company President and CEO, Patrick H. Reilly, “Volunteers don’t often get the recognition they deserve. We are proud to have the opportunity to honor these outstanding members of our community who selflessly donate their time and talents to help make our local community a better place to live and work.”

MCT has established the following criteria:

• The person is/has been active in nonprofit/community organizations that benefit or improve the quality of life in Carbon County or the Tamaqua area on a volunteer basis and who devote a substantial amount of their personal time to those activities (scouting, sports, charities, etc.) and has made a significant impact and contribution to their community

• Minimum age requirement — 25 years old

• No posthumous nominations

• Prior winners are not eligible

• Deadline for nominations is March 31.

The form is available online at

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