Community Action Council names 2014 Humanitarian Award recipient

The nonprofit Community Action Council of Howard County has named Leadership Howard County as its 2014 Humanitarian Award recipient.

Leadership Howard County will be presented with the award at the nonprofit’s John W. Holland Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.

According to a news release, the Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual or organization that “demonstrates extraordinary commitment and dedication to service to the disadvantaged community in Howard County.”

“Leadership Howard County has made such a positive difference in our community,” said Bita Dayhoff, president of CAC in a statement. “By using its diverse and enthusiastic membership, Leadership Howard County finds new ways to make Howard County a better place to live. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful program and its leader, Stacie Hunt, here in Howard County.”

Hunt, the president and CEO of Leadership Howard County said: “Our program strives to help our members become engaged in meaningful ways as they learn about the diverse needs and challenges of our community. Our partnership with the Community Action Council and their programs is a significant focus of the Leadership experience, inspiring our members to become engaged and make a difference.”

Leadership Howard County is a nonprofit community leadership organization whose mission is to empower individuals to strengthen and transform the community through seminars and workshops. Each class consists of 45 to 50 individuals.

CAC is a private nonprofit organization serving more than 20,000 low-income individuals and families in the county. Its services includes the Food Bank, Head Start, housing, energy and weatherization assistance

To purchase tickets for the dinner, go to the CAC website,

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