As you’re probably aware by now, Pepsi, in lieu of advertising in the last Super Bowl, has launched the Pepsi. Co. Refresh Project, which offers $1.3 million dollars every month for ideas that support local communities.
Our retired County building inspector Nani Masaki put together a proposal for Pepsi, requesting $250,ooo from the Pepsi Refresh grant to pay for solar to heat the Hilo and Pahoa pools, to subsidize the County’s free Hele-On bus service, and to provide hygiene items and other basic essentials to homeless shelters and faith-based organization that provide to those in need. Â Pepsi gave the grant request an initial okay, but to actually be funded the idea needs to get the most internet votes.
To support this Masaki’s cause, you’ll need to log ontoÂ http://www.refresheverything.com/solarshowers to get more information, register and vote. The project will be listed for a month, beginning tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010.Â Everyone who registers can vote everyday for up to 10 ideas, from Aug. 1 – 31, 2010. Â Help Masaki get the most votes. Â Tell all your friends and family to vote. Â Link this commentary to your Facebook page. Email it to everyone in your address book. Circulate the message as wide and as far as you can. Â Where there is a will there is a way! Â Â If you have any questions, contact Masaki atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.