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Red Bandana Fund seeks nominations for seventh annual award: Who’s your local hero?



The Red Bandana Fund seeks nominations for the Red Bandana Award, given annually since 2013 to a person or organization in the Rhode Island area that embodies the spirit and work of late organizer for peace and justice, Richard Walton.

“We’re happy to continue to recognize people in our area doing good hard work to make the world a better place,” board member Bill Harley said. “With the news cycle as fast as it is, and the craziness of our national scene, it’s good to take a step back and honor the people around us trying to make a difference.” The award will be presented on Sunday, June 9, at the 8th annual Red Bandana Celebration at the Fireman’s Memorial Hall in Providence.

Last year’s award was presented Henrietta White-Holder, founder and director of Higher Ground International, that serves the West African community in Providence and abroad, and Linda Finn, director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence.

“National issues are local issues,” noted Steve Graham, head of the Red Bandana board. “Immigration, income disparity, climate change, and violence affect all of us, and we want to honor those who are making a difference It’s grassroots. That’s who we are.”

The nomination deadline is April 15th. To submit a nomination see here.

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To honor those who work so tirelessly and selflessly, with so little recognition, on behalf of those who need it most.

Through the Red Bandana Fund, an annual financial award will be made to an organization or individual whose work best represents the ideals of peace and social justice that exemplify Richard’s life work.