Lorraine will gift the $25,000 award to NextStep Recycling.
NextStep Founder, Kerwood, Who Makes Refurbished Elec tronics Available to Disadvantaged Communities Reaches Finals of 6th Ann ual Volvo for life Awards
Celebrity Judges Will Select and Unveil Top Four Winners Ma rch 19 at Volvo for life Awards Ceremony in New York. For the past nine weeks h undreds of thousands of members of the American public have been cas ting their votes online to decide the country's favorite hometown heroes in th e 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards. The polls are officially closed and Eugene's Lorra ine Kerwood is among nine finalists for this prestigious award.
"I feel honored that my community nominated me for this pre stigious award," Kerwood said. "With this help from Volvo, our non-profit, Nex tStep Recycling, will continue to empower the most marginalized individuals in ou r communities both locally and internationally. Daily, recipients of our computers let us know how access to this technology has changed their lives. Our goal a t NS is to level the playing field for all people through the tools of computers, Internet access and other electronic devices."