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Saturday, June 12, 2010

You Vote on $25k Pepsi Grant Winner

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has continued to unite community members to vote for a $25,000 grant that, if received, would be awarded to partner agencies for a Day of Action that would mobilize hundreds of volunteers to perform a day of community service at each of those agencies. Pepsi will award 32 grants totaling $1.3 million during the month of June, and grant recipients are determined by a public vote that will conclude on June 30th.
The most recent Day of Action on May 21st, 2010, consisted of more than 260 volunteers at 25 sites and included projects such as landscaping, painting, installing new lockers, and repairing playground equipment. Previously, United Way has recruited volunteers and coordinated their efforts while the agencies have supplied the equipment and materials associated with the projects. However, the grant from Pepsi would result in the offsetting of those expenses assumed by the agencies.
The web address to vote for United Way in this process is http://www.refresheverything.com/unitedway and voters may vote up to once per day through June 30th.

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