HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After seven weeks of intense focus on nominating worthy individuals and campaigning for votes, the “I Love My Community” came to an end on February 28.
The top three winners were James 1:27, Madison Area Rescue Foundation (MARF) and GLBT. A prize of $900 was split among the top three with the most votes. Honorable mention prizes were given away as well as well as door prizes for guests.
Through an application on Woody Anderson Ford’s Facebook page, fans of the dealership could nominate a local hero to be recognized for their contribution to a local non-profit. A prize of $900 was to be split among the top three with the most votes ($500 for first, $300 for second, $100 for third) to be donated to their organization.
Close to 1,000 votes were cast for the nominees during the process. The nominees included: Andrea Williams, Flo Helman and Jacria Kosinski from 305 8th Street; Linda Hickam of Forgotten Felines; Diane Radoci from A New Leash on Life; Terri Lambing from MARF; Dana Brown of Friends of Rescue; Deborah Soule from A Partnership for a Drug Free America; Melissa Florence of the MOM Foundation; Thomas Voizin for the Semper Fi Task Force; Willette Battle of the Girl Scouts of North AL; James Robinson from the GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services; Melissa Utech of Save Haven Animal Shelter; Amy McMullen from the Courageous Photography Foundation; Warren Candler of the Greater Huntsville Humane Society; Pat Brannen from the Madison County United Way, Reggie Whiddon of James 1:27 Orphanage and Stefanie Armstrong from the Grissom JROTC/Wounded Warrior 5K.
Leading up to the reception, Woody Anderson donated $10 per every new Ford test drive to the non-profit of choice on Thursday.