Not long ago, I wrote about the plight of no-kill animal shelters like Dreampower in our rough-and-tumble economy.
Long story short: Bad economy = More homeless pets + less donations.
Well, recently, the folks at Dreampower e-mailed to let me know that there's a great way for people to help them — and all those sad, adorable animals that they help. And it doesn't cost anything.
Dream Power Animal Rescue is a finalist in the "Toyota 100 Cars for Good" program, in which 500 nonprofits nationwide compete for 100 Toyota cars.
According to Toyota:
"Starting May 9, public voting will begin and take place for 100 consecutive days, with five organizations profiled on Toyota’s Facebook page each day. The public may vote for the charity they feel is most deserving based on the created profiles. A vehicle will be awarded daily through August 16 for a total of 100 vehicles. Voters may place one vote per day, each day, over the course of the program."
To vote, visit www.facebook.com/toyota. Dreampower will be featured on July 6, and it could win a new minivan.
Now, I've been to Dreampower. And I've seen director Aubrey Eastman trying to fit a Great Dane, a snake, and some other animals into her tiny economy car. So, no doubt, this would be helpful.
Good luck, guys!
By the way, you can check out Dreampower's video here.