Hospitality House is seeking nominations of individuals, businesses, churches, or healthcare companies through July 26 for its annual Oklahoma Caring Awards.

TULSA – Whether it's for a mother with Alzheimer's disease, an employee with inoperable cancer, or a family overwhelmed by a medical crisis, an estimated 115,000 Oklahomans are caregivers to their sick, infirm or dying loved ones. To honor Oklahoma’s spirit of caring for others, Hospitality House, a nonprofit organization providing a home away from home for families caring for loved ones in medical crisis, is inviting Oklahomans to nominate a family member, friend or community member for The Oklahoma Caring Awards. Nominations are open through July 26.

Miami is one of the top ten communities served by Hospitality House. Each year, families from the Miami community stay at a Hospitality House location as they care for a loved one who is getting medical treatment in Tulsa.

“In times of crisis, Oklahomans have always been known for their spirit of caring for their communities, neighbors, and strangers,” says Toni Moore, President & CEO of Hospitality House. “Hospitality House is excited to recognize those in our state who exemplify this genuine standard of caring.  We look forward honoring individuals, organizations, churches, and companies who care for their loved ones, employees, clients, and communities through the Oklahoma Caring Award.”

Individuals, churches, and companies from any county in Oklahoma can be nominated in any of the following categories:

The Caring Award - Individual Caregiver (any age and any diagnosis) The Caring Award - Small Business(<100 employees) The Caring Award - Large Business (100+ employees) The Caring Award - Church The Caring Award - Healthcare (<100 employees) The Caring Award - Healthcare (100+ employees)

Winners from each category will be honored at the Oklahoma Caring Awards Gala on Sept. 14, and each will receive a $1,000 award; for the business and healthcare categories this cash prize goes to the non-profit of their choice. To nominate a caregiver go to: http://hhtulsa.org/okcaringawards/

For more information on how to help families at Hospitality House, a mission of Philos Hospitality, visit their website at www.HHTulsa.org or call 918-794-0088.