Support Your National Parks in Bid For $1 Million Grant From Lowe's
(Washington, D.C.) January 20, 2010 – Two days remain to support America’s national parks with just one ‘click.’ Each ‘click’ will cast a vote directly benefiting America’s national parks through a grant to the National Park Foundation in the ongoing $1 million Lowe’s Community Giving Campaign. With only three days left for supporters to vote, the national parks need your help. The Foundation encourages supporters to vote daily at www.lowes.com/give or www.facebook.com/lowes.
Consumers can access the voting by visiting www.lowes.com/give or on Lowe’s Facebook page. Each individual is able to cast a vote once per email address daily through January 21. The final percentages of votes for each charity will be posted on the Lowe’s website by midnight on January 26. As part of the challenge grant campaign, each of the competing charities is guaranteed $100,000. Public support through an online voting campaign will determine how the remaining $600,000 will be allotted to the four charities.
Funds raised for the Foundation through this campaign will support national park restoration and preservation efforts, connect underserved communities to their parks, and give disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience their national parks for the first time. For more information on the National Park Foundations’ mission and the work and programs the proceeds of this campaign will benefit, visit the National Park Foundation website. For more information on the Lowe’s Community Giving Campaign, visit www.lowes.com/give.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites -- all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks. Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow. Join us in supporting your national parks -- this is your land. www.nationalparks.org.
Marjorie Taft Hall, Communications Director