August 4, 2011
Cincinnati’s People Working Cooperatively Competing for $25,000 from The Home Depot Foundation in August Facebook Contest
CINCINNATI, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- People Working Cooperatively (PWC), which serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, has been selected as a finalist for Aprons in Action, The Home Depot Foundation's Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot.
PWC, a nonprofit that provides critical home repair, weatherization, modification and maintenance services to help residents stay safely in their homes, is competing against three other nonprofit organizations including Genesee County Free Medical Clinic in Flint, Mich., Highlands Little League in Jacksonville, Fla., and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. PWC, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the only candidate in the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana up for this award.
Prior to being selected as a finalist for Aprons in Action, PWC and Team Depot volunteers provided home repairs and modifications during the 2011 Repair Affair and prepped homes for winter during 2010 Prepare Affair.
Across the country, The Home Depot Associates give back to their communities by volunteering their time and talents with local nonprofit organizations, like PWC. The Aprons in Action Program recognizes these successful partnerships.
"Aprons in Action is our $1 million effort to support the most active and engaged nonprofit organizations across the country," said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation.
How To Vote
The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on the respective Facebook pages on September 1 at 9 a.m. ET.
For more information and to view the program rules, visit The Home Depot on Facebook or go to www.homedepotfoundation.org.
About People Working Cooperatively
Incorporated in 1975, People Working Cooperatively (PWC) is a non-profit organization serving low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in 20 counties of Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Indiana. PWC strengthens communities by providing professional, critical home repairs, weatherization, modification, and maintenance services to help residents stay safely in their homes. In the last 36 years, PWC's staff of licensed, trained employees and dedicated corps of 6,000-plus volunteers have assisted more than 200,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.pwchomerepairs.org or call (513) 351-7921.
About The Home Depot Foundation:
In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $270 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.
SOURCE People Working Cooperatively