After wandering around in those comment nominations, you’ve gotta hand it to our community. There’s a lot of caring, hard-working folk out there making our county great.

For what it’s worth, Food For People garnered the most votes and takes home the Humboldt Approved award for “Best Nonprofit.” Well deserved — our county is less hungry due to their efforts. But really everyone nominated below should take a bow. 

Humboldt is good.

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Oof. With gut-bustin’ Thanksgiving staring us in the mouth, perhaps last week was not the time to fill up on chicken wings. Somehow we’ll make it.

Well, what the hay, let’s spread some thankfulness! Since America has designated this as the time to be grateful, we’re gonna use this week’s Humboldt Approved to shine a light on people that consistently make life behind the redwood curtain better, namely our local nonprofit community. So what we’re asking you this week is to consider which group of local do-gooders impress and inspire you most — which is Humboldt’s most beloved nonprofit?

Now from time to time we feel the need to remind you that these little polls are just dumb popularity contests — don’t veer toward butthurt if the nonprofit you deem most essential doesn’t do well. Besides, a Humboldt Approved win will not prompt dollars to start rolling in to the coffers of your beloved organization. (Though, if it does, let us know.)

To make sure your love is tallied, here’s your weekly rundown of how voting works:

To vote, look through the comments of this Humboldt Approved poll. If someone has already nominated the answer you would give for that week’s category, click the upvote arrow. If you don’t see your desired Humboldt Approved answer nominate it in a comment for others to upvote.(Please be careful to not duplicate answers; redundant answers will be deleted and potential associated upvotes will be lost.) Feel free to make your case by replying to/cheering on the answer you love most, but again the number by the arrows on the initial nomination is what counts.

You can vote for as many nominees as you deem worthy but, of course, the more you do that the more watered down your initial vote becomes. That’s math.

We reserve the right to delete superfluous comments that make the voting/comment section hard to sift through. Please try not to get offended when your comment battle reply is deleted. We’re trying to do something here. While most weeks we look for two winners — one winner from the metropolises of Eureka and Arcata, and one from Humboldt’s smaller communities — this time we’re gonna limit it to one. Voting closes next Friday at noon and soon after a winner will be declared.

OK. Let’s get this celebration going. Click some appreciation, HumCo.