Minneapolis Police honor volunteers who make a difference in their communities

Minneapolis Police Department honored volunteers who made a difference in their communities at an awards ceremony at Temple Israel on Monday, March 30. This year, the department recognized 11 block clubs with the 2008 Building Blocks Awards and James Nelson, a Willard – Hay resident, with the 2008 Teresa S. Ruhland Youth Award for his outstanding volunteering effort helping and mentoring young people in his north Minneapolis neighborhood.

Minneapolis has a long tradition of strong block clubs, with neighbors working together to prevent crime, connect people who live and work on the block, and take on issues in their neighborhoods. Each year, the department recognizes the commitment of one volunteer who works with youth and members of the City's most active and effective block clubs with the Teresa S. Ruhland Youth Award and the Building Block Awards.

Updated March 31, 2009

Published Mar 26, 2009