One For All is a local grassroots-powered online campaign created to highlight a growing group of individuals in the community who dedicate their time and energy toward improving life in Chattanooga. These unsung heroes have gone above and beyond in community service, activism, and stewardship efforts that directly benefit Chattanoogans.
The 2020 One For All Awards will bring attention to these people, and their work in the community, through a social media campaign. Each award recipient will receive a “spotlight post” that will share the individual’s story, and raise awareness to the causes that they care about.
One For All was started by good friends Monty Bruell, Nicole McDermid, Alex Lavidge, Candace Imtiaz Litchfield and Brandon Plummer; to celebrate the Chattanooga spirit. Right now, many people, both globally and here at home, are feeling the stress of financial strain, physical isolation, political polarization, and general disconnection. While so much is working to deepen the divide among us, One For All recognizes that there is much more that unites us. This is especially true in Chattanooga, where community members never fail to come together during times of need. It is the goal of the One For All Awards to shift local focus onto what really matters most; the ever-present good work of Chattanoogans. In taking time to recognize each other, especially those giving back to underserved communities, we can continue to heal and come together as a city.
Qualifications: The One For All Awards are open to individuals of all ages, doing unpaid work to better the community. The scale and size of the effort and impact may vary; both large, coordinated projects and smaller, individual efforts will be recognized equally. It is only important that nominees be emblematic of the Chattanooga spirit of giving, hospitality and innovation.
Nominations will be on-going until Friday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. Award recipients will receive a public post, profiling their work, on all One For All social media channels, as well as a certificate and commemorative pin.
Nominations are open. To nominate someone for an award, visit www.oneforallawards.com/nomination. To hear stories from award recipients, follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter through the handle @oneforallawards.
"I am so excited to be a part of One for All, because we have so many unsung heroes in every neighborhood across Chattanooga," said Monty Bruell, co-founder of One For All Awards. "Throughout my life, I have watched my grandfather, Frank Moore, and my stepfather, Oscar Parks, work tirelessly in Alton Park and East Brainerd to help their neighbors. They are not alone. I know that, every day, Chattanoogans commit a thousand acts of kindness. One for All is our chance to recognize our neighbors who are always willing to go the extra mile to help others."