Leon County and Holland & Knight Announce 9/11 Award Honoring Community Heroes

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 

Leon County and Holland & Knight Announce 9/11 Award Honoring Community Heroes

Nominations now open for Glenn J. Winuk Humanitarian Service Award

 

Leon County Government and the Holland & Knight law firm are now accepting applications for the Glenn J. Winuk Humanitarian Service Award. The award recognizes community members who exemplify extraordinary service and sacrifice for others. Nominations are now open and due by Friday, August 18 at 5 p.m.

Holland & Knight will make a donation of $1,000 to the charity selected by the winner. The winner will be announced at Leon County’s seventh annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service Ceremony at the Florida State University School of Law, 425 W. Jefferson Street on Monday, September 11 at 11 a.m.

This humanitarian service award honors those who render sacrificial service for the benefit of others, just as Glenn J. Winuk did during the attacks on September 11, 2001.  Holland & Knight created the award in 2012 to honor its former Partner Glenn J. Winuk, a New York-based attorney and volunteer firefighter and EMT who was killed on 9/11 in the collapse of the World Trade Center. After helping to evacuate Holland & Knight’s New York City office, located just two blocks from the towers, Glenn entered the South Tower with a borrowed medical bag to render medical assistance. He died when the South Tower collapsed. He was posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President Obama and the Department of Justice.

Leon County and the Holland & Knight law firm present the award to those who have performed both one-time heroic acts as well as years of service. Previous winners have been recognized for their service to Honor Flight Tallahassee, direct human services, and veterans causes.

To nominate someone for the 2017 Glenn J. Winuk Humanitarian Service Award, visit: http://www.LeonCountyFL.gov/Winuk.

For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 or cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

 

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