The Sor Isolina Ferré Centers (CSIF) today announced the opening of the call for applications for the 18th. Award for Excellence in Service to Neighbor Sister Isolina Ferré 2020 awarded each year by the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico to recognize people who selflessly provide services to those most in need.
"We have already spent 18 years in this management seeking to promote the legacy that Sister Isolina left us of service to others," said Luis E. Ortiz, chief executive officer of the CSIF in a press release, in which he also announced the nomination period begins from today August 5 to August 31, 2020.
The Award for Excellence in Service to Neighbor Sister Isolina Ferré is awarded to five outstanding citizens in service to neighbor in the areas of health, education, sports, culture and community development.
Any person or entity can nominate candidates who meet the requirements of the official call, plus self nominations are not accepted, said the Centers' chief executive officer. Among the criteria to be evaluated are that the candidate is a model of the moral, spiritual and social values promoted by the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers, Inc, as well as that he has stood out for his voluntary and disinterested service to others, and that he has offered and / or created services to prevent social problems such as child abuse, delinquency, drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, school desertion and unemployment. Furthermore, the nominated candidates must demonstrate their passion, dedication and commitment to service to others, and their achievements must be supported by documentation and evidence that must form part of the nomination.
The evaluation and selection of the winners will be carried out by an independent committee appointed by the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers and composed of missionary servants of the Holy Trinity, Center executives and members of the community.
“2020 has been an unprecedented year, we have been through earthquakes, a pandemic of coronaviruses, storms and floods, and there have been many solidarity heroes, often anonymous, who have given their support to the brothers in need and today continue to work hard in the recovery of Puerto Rico and this solidarity is worthy of recognition, "said the principal. CSIF executive officer.