Toyota delivers prize vehicle to nonprofitBEMIDJI, Minn. — The Northwoods Habitat for Humanity was presented with a new Toyota Tundra on Tuesday, fulfilling a contest prize won by the nonprofit this summer.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Northwoods Habitat for Humanity was presented with a new Toyota Tundra on Tuesday, fulfilling a contest prize won by the nonprofit this summer.
“Thank you so much,” said Geri Hickerson, executive director of Habitat as she accepted the keys from a Toyota official. “That’s all you can say, thank you. There are no other words to express our gratitude.”
The local Habitat chapter, which serves Beltrami and Clearwater counties, secured the new vehicle through Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good campaign. Through the program, Toyota gave away 100 new vehicles to nonprofits receiving the most votes on a particular day.
Northwoods Habitat for Humanity was one 3,000 initial applicants and one of 500 finalists. On Aug. 8, it was among five nonprofits vying for one of the vehicles; it received the most online votes on that date, securing the win, thanks in large part to supporters who solicited votes via Facebook.