Humanitarian Award


Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated or performed a very significant humanitarian role in sharing with another person or persons in the Jefferson County community relief, encouragement or assistance during the preceding year or years.


The Humanitarian Award is awarded to encourage charitable and voluntary aid to persons in need, those who are ill and/or to aid youth who are in need of guidance and assistance.


The Jefferson County NAACP Humanitarian Award may be presented annually to a person of African descent who has enabled another person or group to overcome cultural, physical or mental handicap to the extent, that without this involvement, the receiver would be in considerable difficulty.  The humanitarian act(s) must be voluntary and should have occurred over a reasonable period of time; the act may have occurred in an emergency or in another state; or in or out of the residence.  The humanitarian’s act(s) may have relied on professional guidance to assist the receiver(s).


The Humanitarian Award Committee is made up of persons who have previously been selected for the award and the branches first and second vice presidents.  The Committee may select its own chair annually.  The Committee’s decision is final in all matters affecting the award.  The award is usually presented during the Jefferson County NAACP African-American Heritage and Cultural Festival and the presentation speech is delivered by a distinguished citizen.  It is solely up to the discretion of the Committee whether to make an award in any one year or the committee may see fit to withhold the award if there are no acts which merit consideration during the preceding year or preceding years.


Recommendations for the award must be submitted in writing to the Branch Secretary by the second Tuesday in August of each year.  Such recommendation should state in detail the achievement of the person recommended.



2015 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet this

Shepherd University

Storer College Ballroom

Saturday October 17, 2015

Keynote speaker: David M. Fryson, Banquet Speaker The guest speaker is

Vice President of the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Silent Auction Preview begins at 2:30 pm.

Program begins at 4:00 P.M.

For more information please contact

Janet Jeffries (304) 725-4094



When: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Where: Storer College Ballroom Time: 4:00 PM
Shepherd College University Donation: $30


West Virginia State Conference Convention


Dates: August 7-8 2015

Location:    Charles Town, West Virginia

The WV State Conference will be held at:

* Fisherman Hall * Southwest & Academy Streets

  • * Registration begins at 9:00 am on Friday, August 7th

  • *  The conference will end at 12 noon on Saturday, August 8th

*  On Friday night at 7 pm, the banquet will be held at the Wainwright Baptist Church, 413 West Avis Street, across the street from Fisherman Hall.

*  Banquet tickets $30.

*  Contact:

  • **  State Conference Registration Fee is $15.00 for all Branches. Delegate Fee is $15 per person.
  • **  Branches should plan to send at least two delegates.


3:00pm Fashion Extravaganza -Betty Roper
Friday, August 15
2:00—5pm Job Fair @ Star Lodge Masonic Hall
7:00pm-8:30pm Gospel Extravaganza @ Betty Roper
Auditorium (Sponsored by the Skinner Law Firm)
7:00-10:00pm Youth Block Park (festival ground)SUNDAY, AUGUST 103:00pm Fashion Extravaganza -Betty RoperAuditorium

Friday, August 15

2:00—5pm Job Fair @ Star Lodge Masonic Hall

7:00pm-8:30pm Gospel Extravaganza @ Betty Roper

Auditorium (Sponsored by the Skinner Law Firm)

7:00-10:00pm Youth Block Park (festival ground)

Saturday, August 16

9am-11am Kids Workshop (Sponsored by Home


10am –2pm Health Fair by Health Pact of Wash. DC

12:00 Noon Parade kickoff

2:00 Opening Ceremony

2:15-3:00 Marching bands presentations

2:00-5pm Free pony rides and moon bounce

3:00-4:00 Karl Miller Gospel Revue

4:00-4:15 Free give a ways and announcements

4:30-5:30 OTB (Off the Block) Local R&B band

5:30 Free give a ways and announcements

5:45-6:30 OTB Band

7:00-8:30 Concert featuring Brother +1 Band

(Sponsored by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town


Sunday, August 17

8:00am Niagara Movement Pilgrimage at the Murphy

Farm,- Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

9:30 am Memorial Service (a memorial service will be

held at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church located on

the former Storer College campus. immediately after

the pilgrimage,

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