One of the best parts about rural America is its passion to help. A never-ending spirit of volunteering, serving and giving. That neighborly helping hand that doesn’t ask for anything in return.
It’s the very reason we at OBP created The Rural Spirit Awards, a program that celebrates the people who support and improve rural America through community service and economic development.
This is your opportunity to acknowledge someone you believe is a Champion of the Rural Spirit. All winners will be awarded $2,000 to direct to a non-profit organization in their name, and will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the OBP headquarters in St. Louis.
Thank you for your commitment to rural America and taking the time to contribute to our second annual Rural Spirit Awards.
An individual who exhibits the rural spirit through exceptional service in the name of community growth. Any potential Community Service Award recipient should demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond – selflessly donating their time and support in an effort to positively influence their local community.
An individual from an up-and-coming generation(21 years of age or under) that’s demonstrated uncommon leadership through community service efforts or innovative thinking throughout their rural community.
An individual who proudly embodies the heart of rural America. Any potential Rural Advocacy Award recipient should be an integral part of their community – working hard to spur economic development, create jobs and advocate for growth.