Douglas Clements, president of Wings of Hope, was informed last week that the charity has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Since 1901, the Nobel Committee has selected nominators from around the world to determine the individuals and organizations that will be nominated. These nominators are the only persons who can offer candidates for consideration. Wings of Hope came to the attention of a nominator, who selected the charity for nomination, according to officials.
Wings of Hope’s global efforts serve every continent except Antarctica. Each focuses strictly on humanitarian endeavors. No political, racial or religious agenda is allowed. More than 3,000 people around the world serve as volunteers with more than 600 at the global headquarters in St. Louis
“This is a great honor to all of our volunteers and donors,” said Clements. “They are the ones who see the humanity of our fellow men and who seek to extend the hand of human kindness to them.”
The Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, chosen by the Norwegian body. A short list will be compiled by the end of March, with the Laureate selected by late fall. About 200 nominations are received each year for consideration.
For more information: Wings-of-Hope.org