Vote for U.S.VETS Barbers Point

KAPOLEI (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S.VETS Barbers Point in Kapolei is enlisting area residents to help the organization win a $25,000 The Home Depot gift card by voting daily in September in The Home Depot Foundation's second annual Aprons in Action Facebook contest. Voting begins Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 30. The organization that receives the most votes during the month will win the $25,000 prize to help fund an organizational or community improvement project, and will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program.

In the September round of the competition, U.S.VETS Barbers Point is competing against three other veterans-focused organizations across the country including AMVETS Post 44 in Struthers, Ohio, Heroes Night Out in Cedar Park, Texas, and HVAF of Indiana in Indianapolis, Ind. The runner-up organizations will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.

"If we win the $25,000 from The Home Depot, we would be able to successfully transition military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. So help us make a difference by voting everyday on Facebook, and tell everyone you know to do the same!" said Kim Cook, executive director of U.S.VETS.

Each month during the year-long Aprons in Action competition, The Home Depot Foundation will select four organizations that support U.S. veterans to compete for the monthly prize. In May 2013, Facebook fans will be recruited by all 11 monthly winners to vote in the contest's final round. The organization that receives the most votes will win the $250,000 grand prize from The Home Depot Foundation and the organizations that earn the second and third most votes will win $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.

Voting runs from Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. ET through Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Find Aprons in Action on The Home Depot Foundation's Facebook. Voting is available on computers and mobile devices. The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation's Facebook pages on Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. ET.

For more information and to view the program rules, visit The Home Depot on Facebook or click HERE!

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