A Force for Good – Voting has begun!

ZIP! POW! VOTE NOW! That’s right, the Force for Good contest has 19 nominees in the running for the $5,000.00 service package from Force 5 and voting is now open. The Team at Force 5 would like to take this opportunity to thank all who nominated their favorite local hero. Now we ask that you do your part and vote for your favorite non-profit. Pay it forward by becoming aware of all the nominees and the good works they do right here in our community. You can vote 1 time per 24 hour period during the 12-day voting period which ends Friday, August 26 at 5:00 p.m. So, make sure to tell all your friends to visit www.force4good.org and vote every day. The 10 NPO’s who receive the greatest number of online votes will be considered based on application strength, need for service and community impact potential. The winner will be announced on September 6, 2011. Here is a list, in no particular order, of the 19 NPO’s that have accepted their nomination. Good luck to all!

  1. Heroes Camp, Inc.
  2. Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County
  3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County
  4. Hannah’s House, Inc.
  6. Unity Gardens, Inc.
  7. Heartland Small Animal Rescue
  8. Crooked Creek Ranch Horseback Riding Ministries, Inc.
  9. Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  10. YMCA of Michiana, Inc.
  11. American Red Cross, St. Joseph County Chapter
  12. Alcohol and Addictions Resource Center
  13. The Rhema Project
  14. The Rotary Club of South Bend
  15. Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc.
  16. Fishing Abilities, Inc.
  17. Public Education Foundation, Inc.
  18. St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative
  19. Neighborhood Resources Corporation