Nominations Sought For Rural Volunteer Award

November 26, 2013 | General RCAP News


West Sacramento, Calif. — RCAC, the Western RCAP, seeks nominations for the 2014 Yoneo Ono Rural Volunteer Award. RCAC will accept nominations until April 13, 2014.

Many rural volunteers spend long, unpaid hours helping individuals and organizations in their communities. Yet, often their hard work results in requests for more assistance. Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) grants the Yoneo Ono award to reward and publicly recognize these outstanding rural volunteers.

The 2014 honoree will receive an award, a reception in his/her honor and $4,000 to donate to a charitable organization of her/his choice. RCAC hopes to encourage further rural volunteer activities by acknowledging the accomplishments of a select few. We need your help to identify an outstanding rural volunteer to receive this distinguished award.

If you know individuals who have these special qualities, and would like to see their hard work recognized, please complete the Yoneo Ono Award Nomination form by April 13, 2014. To review the nomination criteria and complete the form, visit RCAC’s website at

The award is the namesake of Yoneo Ono, one of RCAC’s founding fathers. During his lifetime, Ono worked tirelessly for rural development. For his lifelong commitment, RCAC honored Ono with an award when he retired from the RCAC board in 1984. Since then, the RCAC Board of Directors has presented the award to 28 other outstanding volunteers from 12 western states that also have made immense contributions to rural development.

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides a wide range of community development services for rural and Native American communities, and community-based organizations in 13 Western states. RCAC has strong core services and expertise in housing, environmental infrastructure (water, wastewater and solid waste), leadership training, economic development and financing. RCAC is the Western RCAP, one of six regions that together serve the entire nation. For more on RCAP's regions, visit