Vote for Nonprofit to Clean Up Chicago River

September 15, 2012

I have lots of Tom’s of Maine (TOMs) products in my real estate in Chicago, and I feel even better that I support this company now that I know that it is a supporter of community involvement programs, including a new contest that needs your help.

Voting is open to the public in the Tom’s of Maine fourth annual “50 States for Good” program, which seeks nonprofit groups that address urgent community needs and engage volunteers to get the work down.

real estate in chicagoOne non-profit finalist from each state and Washington D.C. is vying to receive funds to complete their grassroots project. The organization that receives the most votes will receive $50,000; five runners-up will each get $20,000 for their work.

Illinois’ organization is Team Rubicon, and their project is the Chicago River Clean-Up.

Team Rubicon re-purposes the skills of military veterans for disaster relief and service projects like cleaning up major debris deposits along the Chicago River.

“Tom’s of Maine funding will enable Team Rubicon to field the billeting infrastructure and dredging equipment necessary to deploy volunteers to the Chicago River.”

“With this funding from Tom’s of Maine, the military veterans of Team Rubicon can help Mayor Rahm Emanuel realize his vision of making the Chicago River the city’s next recreational frontier,” said William McNulty, Team Rubicon’s co-founder and a native of Chicago.

Voting is open to the public through October 9 at You can vote daily; winners will be announced in November.

Good luck, Team Rubicon!

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