The Freedom Fund Committee of the Jackson County NAACP Branch 54AB seeks nominations for the Fourth Biennial Humanitarian Awards.

These awards recognize local people and organizations who aim to create a better community for all people. Residents and organizations based in Jackson, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon or Swain counties are eligible to be nominated.

For forms and instructions on how to send a letter of recommendation, go to the Jackson County NAACP website at or call 331-1803 for more information. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 15.

Winners will be honored at a public celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Sylva.