February 2006, Distinguished Service Award 2005 was presented to Ann S. Kelly, Founder/Executive Director, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project® Martial Artist/Self Defense Specialist by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.  One of three citizens recognized for outstanding service to the community.  The Hands Project began in Oregon’s capital city in 1997.  This grass roots movement has spread to all 50 states and 9 foreign countries and is making a positive difference in countless number of lives.