Toyota USA has found a great way to help a lot of nonprofit organizations and agencies around the United States.  They're calling it 100 Cars for Good, and it's giving away 100 cars to 100 nonprofit agencies and organizations over the course of 100 days.

They're letting the public decide which nonprofits get the cars, and a Lufkin nonprofit agency is in the running.  Here's how it works and how you can vote for them.


Each day for 100 days between May and August, Toyota is letting online voters choose which of five nominated nonprofits will get a new car to help it do its work and carry out its mission.  The organization that gets the most votes at the end of each day takes home a brand new Toyota.

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas here in Lufkin is one of the finalists. Click Browse Orgs and scroll through the list. The center will be on the online ballot next Wednesday, July 25, between 9 a.m. and 10:59 p.m.  You have 13 hours and 59 minutes to vote for the Family Crisis Center on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page.

Center Director Heather Kartye tells the Lufkin News they're “grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our agency and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in the East Texas area.  We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to vote on Wednesday.”

If the Family Crisis Center gets the most votes and wins the vehicle, Kartye says they want a Toyota van.  She says they'll use it to provide transportation for family abuse victims who don't have their own wheels, so they can work toward self-sufficiency and live free of violence.