AIN didn’t win the Toyota

According to 100 Cars for Good on Facebook (screen grab below), the Food Bank of Lincoln topped AIDS Interfaith Network to take home the Toyota in Sunday’s voting. Assuming the results are in order according to how many votes each organization received, AIN finished second. Travis Gasper at AIN says he’ll be sending out an email with more info shortly, and we’ll update as soon as we get it.

UPDATE: Gasper says he received the following in an email from the PR company representing Toyota: “We are unable to provide your organization with the specific number of votes received, ranking among the other organizations or email addresses of each person who voted for your organization.”

—  John Wright

Vote now to help AIDS Interfaith win a Toyota

AIDS Interfaith Network is one of five nonprofits competing today for a new Toyota from the company’s 100 Cars for Good program. AIDS Interfaith, of course, provides transportation and other services to low-income people with HIV/AIDS in North Texas. You can vote for AIN today and today only by going here. Below is a full press release, along with the video AIN created for the competition.

AIN NAMED FINALIST IN TOYOTA 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM

Toyota to Donate Vehicle to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes

DALLAS – North Texas-based organization, AIDS Interfaith Network (AIN), is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public. Voting began last month, and supporters will have the opportunity to vote for AIN on July 10, 2011.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five non-profit organizations each day for 100 days on Toyota’s Facebook page, facebook.com/toyota. Visitors to the page can vote once a day for the organization that they feel is most deserving of a new Toyota vehicle. AIN will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on July 10, 2011.

Local residents are encouraged to support AIN and its quest for a new Toyota. If AIN receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to transport homeless and low income people with HIV/AIDS to medical appointments, AIN’s meals program and adult day care center, and other life-saving social services.

—  John Wright