The Bismarck Human Relations Committee has selected Nan Johnson of Crescent Manor as the recipient of the 2013 Humanitarian Award. She was selected for her outstanding support, friendship, advocacy and humanitarian efforts that serve to preserve the dignity of the residents of Crescent Manor and bring joy to their lives. Nan was presented the Humanitarian Award by Mayor John Warford and members of the Bismarck Human Relations Committee at an award ceremony held today at Crescent Manor.
Nan Johnson serves as the site manager for Crescent Manor, an affordable senior high rise in Bismarck and was nominated by Dot Frank. In her nomination letter Dot describes Nan as one “who could easily clock in each day, collect payments, dish up meals and depart. However, as a true humanitarian she dedicates her time to serve friendship, support and advocacy to all residents within the facility.”
“Nan is a shining example of humanitarianism through her selfless acts of advocacy, kindness and service. She improves the lives and brings joy to those whose age, loss of independence and low incomes combined can make daily living a challenge,” said Mayor Warford.
The Bismarck Human Relations Humanitarian Award honors an individual, business or organization that has exhibited leadership in the areas of human and civil rights with a focus upon recognizing those that educate, identify issues and address human rights issues.
The mission of the Bismarck Human Relations Committee is to protect and promote the personal dignity of all Bismarck citizens and eliminate any discriminatory barriers that prevent them from reaching their full human potential.