Josh Cellars Wine and the Gary Sinise Foundation have launch a national contest to celebrate first responders and ask anyone from a local community to go online and nominate a deserving first responder to receive a $10,000 grant for their organization.
Five local responder groups from across the United States will each receive a grant from Josh Cellars (a total of $50,000) which can be used towards important life-saving needs such as training, support services and essential upgrades to equipment.
According to a survey conducted in 2013 on behalf of Josh Cellars, 94 percent of people believe first responders deserve more recognition and support for the work they do. Those served by first responders will now have the chance to show their support and appreciation by visiting Josh Cellars Facebook page to nominate their hero.
Contest submission deadlines and voting periods are as follows: • August 18th – September 17th – Entry period where first responders can be nominated by submitting a story and photo; • September 21st – 26th – 10 finalists, chosen by Josh Cellars, are posted on Facebook for voting; • October 6th – 5 finalists, who will each receive a $10,000 grant, are announced.
Full contest details and rules are available on the Josh Cellars Facebook page. Below is a link to a video featuring Gary Sinise discussing his foundation, partnership with Josh Cellars Wine and details about the First Responders contest. https://vimeo.com/103341669.