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EIGHT UNSUNG HEROES FROM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

TO BE HONORED BY SCOTT BRAND WITH FIRST “DONE RIGHT AWARDS”
Candidates Were Nominated By the Community, Elected By Panel of Independent Judges

A Miami attorney, who devotes her evenings to helping homeless youth in her community. A Houston handyman, who helps out elderly, disabled and low-income neighbors repair things around their homes, at no charge. A Los Angeles woman, who volunteers her time to work with incarcerated youth, to the point of having adopted one of their children.

These are but three examples of the kinds of unsung heroes an independent panel of judges from Hispanic media recently chose to receive the Scott brand’s first “Done Right Awards.” The award was created this year by the Scott brand to recognize ordinary people, who have done extraordinary things to help the Hispanic community. The eight winners hail from Miami, Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles and Union City, NJ. Each will receive $2,000, plus a $5,000 donation to their favorite charity or non-profit of their choice.

“These awards celebrate our brand’s Done Right philosophy, which is to blend great performance and value in all our products,” said Chris Allen, Scott brand manager. “The eight remarkable individuals we are recognizing this year embody our core values of doing things right, in this case by going above and beyond the call of duty to help others in the Hispanic community. We are very proud to honor them, and in so doing to thank all our Hispanic consumers for their loyalty to the Scott brand.”

Winners from left to right: Herlinda Morales, Hilda Morella, Fernando Sarabia

This year’s winners are: Miami attorney Liz Fate; Chicago social worker Edwin González; retired San Antonio public school counselor Gene Cortez; Houston handyman Filiberto Cárdenas; Union City, New Jersey restaurateur José García; Los Angeles social worker Fernando Sarabia; retiree Herlinda Morales and housewife Hilda Morella Esparragoza. Their inspiring, personal stories were among the thousands of nominations received between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15, 2010 from members of the Hispanic community throughout the country, who answered the Scott brand’s call for nominees.

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