2012 Shriver Award Winner - Florence Reed
“A farmer in a remote village in Honduras is providing us with organic coffee, providing winter habitat for our song birds, stabilizing our global climate, preserving the forests that are the source of most of our medicines, creating oxygen to breathe and protecting the coral reefs from siltation as a result of deforestation. So if a poor farmer in Honduras can do all this for us, what can we do for him?” -Florence Reed
Every year the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) presents The Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service. The award was named to recognize the tremendous contributions of the first Peace Corps Director, Sargent Shriver, in the founding and development of the Peace Corps. The Shriver Award is given to a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who continues to make a sustained and distinguished contribution to humanitarian causes at home or abroad or is an innovative social entrepreneur whose actions will bring about significant long-term change. (See past winners here.)
The Sustainable Harvest International Harvest Story
Welcome to SHI's Harvest Blog!
We decided to launch the Harvest Blog in order to give a voice to the many great staff and volunteers working with SHI. Look forward to timely posts from our field program, Smaller World volunteers, business and community partners and others!
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