Common Ground Relief (CGR), a non-profit organization based in the Lower Ninth Ward, has been selected as one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, in which Toyota is giving 100 cars to 100 non-profits over the course of 100 days.
Members of the public are invited to vote for the nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win. VOTING FOR CGR WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 10:59 P.M. CST AT www.100carsforgood.com.
CGR works “to create resilient Gulf Coast communities that are environmentally sustainable, financially viable and personally cohesive.” Since 2005, 35,000 people have volunteered with CGR through their programs that include wetlands restoration, home building and ownership, legal assistance, and job training.