State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today commemorated local leaders of Lucas County in receiving statewide MLK awards in recognition for their efforts to advance nonviolent social change.
“It is a great testament to our city to have so many leaders and organizations receive this award at the state level,” said Hicks-Hudson. “Toledo has always been a compassionate city, and this is another example of our residents’ great humanitarian work.”
Two of the four Toledo area MLK award winners were recognized from Ohio House District 44. Groomed for Greatness, a nonprofit organization serving girls ages four to 17, received the award for Youth: Capturing the Vision of Dr. King and the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County received the MLK award for Health Equity and Awareness.
Other Toledo area award winners include the Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Inc., which received the MLK Cultural Awareness award for their network of educational and cross-cultural relationships, and Pastor Michael E. Carter, who received the Governor’s Humanitarian award for his leadership within countless service and youth programs.