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Green Light Online Tournament – Please Vote!

Green Light is competing in the Humanity Calls – Ebay Fundraising Tournament for the Environment. There are only a few days left to vote (voting ends June 22nd), so we hope that all our friends can help us out in the final days. All funding allocated to us will be split between two projects: one that will assist community members affected by the Gulf Oil Disaster and the other supporting areas of South Carolina that have been negatively affected by drought. Additionally, the South Carolina funding will assist in continuing the expanding presence of Green Light South Carolina in the Greenville, SC area. The other half of funding will be used by Green Light New Orleans to provide light bulbs to community members affected by the Gulf Oil Disaster.

About the Tournament:
Humanity Calls and Ebay have compiled a tournament fund of $50,000. Organizations enter to compete for a portion of this funding. Individuals then go to the Humanity Calls website and vote for their favorite project. The top 30 organizations with the most votes each receive a portion of this funding.

As of today, Green Light is among the top 30 most voted for organizations. We need your help to ensure that Green Light is one of the recipients of funding. Please follow the “How to Vote steps to cast your vote today, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

How to Vote:
1.) Visit the Green Light Humanity Calls profile page

2.) Click on the large blue button, “Give my vote to Green Light

3.) You will be given the option to:

a. cast your vote via the website directly (you will be asked to provide an email address and create a password)
-or-
b. through Facebook or Twitter

Each voting participant will automatically be assigned one vote for the selected organization. You will, however, be prompted to donate if you wish. You will be directed to click the drop-down tab (“Please Select One”) next to the designated “My 1 Free Vote”, and from here you can either select the last option- “No thanks, will donate later…”- or choose to donate along with your vote. You are not obligated to donate. If you do wish to donate it would be greatly appreciated! For each donation amount, Humanity Calls will allocate more votes to the organization when there is an amount donated. Donations can be made directly to Green Light or to the overall tournament fund.

Please vote and help Green Light continue its mission to install energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs in residents’ homes for FREE in an effort to reduce energy usage, resulting in savings in electricity costs and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions!

Visit the Green Light New Orleans Facebook page for more information. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues!

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