Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Charity starts at home - Your chance to help New York State: Troy, NY

Have you tried to figure out how to help out the economy? What needs to change or what steps you could take to help out? Businesses are very vital to growth. We hear of budget cuts over and over. Let's use the power of the internet and help out our own states we live in. In my case, it's New York State, the Empire State.

The best way to revitalize and energize the economy is by helping out the various towns. Here is a great initiative by RPI students to revitalize downtown Troy, NY. I have visited the downtown and I loved the charm and it's old glory. Here is a way to help revitalize it. Instead of going all over long distances for vacationing or shopping, wouldn't it be great to do it in your own backyard? If you are travelling to Canada, on your way you could make a stop and enjoy downtown Troy. Then head off or stay a bit longer.

Here is your chance to do so, by simply voting everyday. Also spread the word by posting on your Facebook wall, speak about it in your blog, tweet and any other means you could think of.

Here is the details I received from RPI and passing it on to you:

Help Revitalize Troy - Pepsi Refresh Grant worth $250,000
Pepsi RefreshA group of students have been working with the Troy Downtown Collaborative in applying for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant to revitalize downtown Troy by engaging its student population. Only the top two ideas will be awarded the grant and, as of writing this newsletter, we are currently ranked #8 (up from 82)! Voting ends Jan. 31.

If funded, this project will provide several important opportunities for our students to actively participate in the revitalization of downtown Troy. The project is a great example of bringing about positive change in our own community through partnerships. For details on the project goals and deliverables, please visit http://www.refresheverything.com/downtowntroy.

We need your help! You can vote DAILY via the following methods (up to three votes a day if you use each method):

1. Vote directly online at http://www.refresheverything.com/downtowntroy.
2. Text "105518" to PEPSI (73774) standard text messaging rates apply
3. Via the Pepsi Refresh Voting App on Facebook

Thank you for your support and votes!


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