St. Louis-Based Charity Up For Nobel Peace Prize

Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –   Wings of Hope, a St. Louis-based charity with more than 3,000 volunteers across the globe, has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

“It’s very much an honor to be nominated,” said Wings of Hope president Douglas Clements, “but of course we want to win it, no doubt about it.”

The Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, and a short list is expected to be compiled by the end of March.

The Nobel laureates will be unveiled before the world in late fall.

Wings of Hope’s global efforts focus strictly on humanitarian endeavors and reach every continent except Antarctica.

“We do not allow the subject of politics or religion to become involved in anything that we do,” Clements pointed out.  “We’re not anti-religion, we’re not anti-Democracy…we work with all governmental systems.”

Winning awards is certainly nothing new for Wings of Hope.

Over the years they’ve received:

  • The United Nations Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • The Global Peacemaker Award
  • The Lindbergh Medal
  • And Wings of Hope was knighted by Pope Benedict in 2008

Wings of Hope is a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political organization formed in St. Louis in 1962 and now operates 155 bases throughout the world.

They assist over one million people annually.

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  1. SENSEI says:

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    1. Eric Wolfe says:

      SENSEI,

      As almost every visually impaired person I know already knows… you can increase the size of the page on your screen by pressing the “CTRL” and “+” keys at the same time. Since this is common knowledge, it’s incredibly rude of you to post off topic like this about an issue so petty. It simply begs the question if, in addition to your vision problems, there’s not a touch of mental deficiency as well.

  2. john says:

    great organization doing great things!

  3. Machelle Reeves Blankenship says:

    Wonderful. Best of luck!

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