BARSTOW — The fourth annual Humanitarian Awards Gala will be held pool side at the Ramada Inn on Saturday night.
Here are the nominees:
Humanitarian Award: Leonard Purdy, Kevin Mahaney, Larry Collins, Greg Willhelm, Tim Heiden
Lifetime Achievement: Mary Gurule, John Rader, William & Benjamin Rosenberg, Mal and Connie Wessel, Marcia Bock, Nick DiNapoli, Vivian Brooks, Elizebette Hilton, Joe Gee, Sandy and Fred Baca
Philanthropic Business: Hampton Inn, DiNapoli’s Firehouse, Los Domingos Barstow, Lola’s Kitchen, Vape Naked
Community Achievement Award: Desert Community Bank, Desert Discovery Center, U.S. Postal Service Mail Carriers, Wal-Mart, Union Bank, Tanger Outlet Center, St. Joseph Healthcare, MCLB, Ft. Irwin-DeCa, Barstow Community Hospital, BEST Opportunities
Student Volunteer: Devin Zaragoza, Shakur Soberianis, Mateo Soberianas, Cecelia Moreno, Pablo Ontiveros, Sylvia Moreno, Vanessa Martinez
Youth Organization: CTE Summer Youth Program at BCC, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of Barstow, Barstow Police Activities League, Cameron Elementary School PTA, Barstow High Key Club, Barstow Youth Advisory Council
Audie Murphy Awards: High Desert Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, MCLB Single Marine Program, Audie Murphy Club Ft. Irwin
Wayne Soppeland Honorary Award for exemplary Business or Business Person: Frank & Eva Stewart (Stewarts Tax Service), George Soutar Family (Soutars Auto), William & Benjamin Rosenberg (Barstow Station) , Joseph Brady (Bradco), Leonard Purdy (Barstow Tire & Brake), Meirs and Meirs CPA
New Nonprofit of the year: Salvation Army, Blessings, Global One
Local Church of the Year: New Life Fellowship, Church of God and Christ, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mission Fields, Community Connections Church, First Baptist Church, Barstow Free Methodist Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bethany Christian Church, Crossroads Assembly, Church of Latter Day Saints
Service organizations: Kiwanis Crossroads Barstow, Barstow Rotary, Greater Hope Foundation, Disabled American Veterans, Barstow Women's Club, High Desert Outreach
Doors open for the event at 5 p.m., with dinner and the program starting at 6 p.m. Music will be provided by the Bluecasters.
Advance tickets are $35 at the Desert Manna Office at 201 N. First Ave., Suite B, or the Barstow Chamber of Commerce office at 229 E. Main St. Tickets at the door cost $40.
For more information, call Desert Manna at 760-256-7797.