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Hawaii Wildlife Center needs votes today

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hawaii Wildlife Center has been selected as one of the 500 finalists in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, a national contest during in which a car is given away each day for 100 days to deserving nonprofit organizations.

The Hawaii Wildlife Center was selected from more than 4,000 applications and is the only organization from Hawaii in the Animals and Wildlife Category.

“Winning this vehicle will be critical for rescue operations,” said Linda Elliott, center president and director. “We work exclusively with native Hawaiian wildlife, many of which are federally threatened or endangered, and we need a reliable vehicle to transport sick, injured or oiled wildlife to our facilities for treatment.”

The voting day for the HWC is Friday June 22, 2012 from 4 a.m. to 5:59 p.m. HST. Since this contest is run on Eastern Time, voting ends by 5:59 p.m. for Hawaii residents.

The HWC is Hawaii’s only state-of-the-art rescue, rehabilitation, research, and education facility exclusively for native wildlife. Staffers take a hands-on approach to species conservation and have come a long way since our incorporation in 2006.

Through the support of the state and local community, construction on the facility was completed in late 2011. Once construction of the aviaries is complete in a few months, the center finally will begin taking in animals for care and begin setting its sights on developing our education and outreach capabilities.

— Find out more:
www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org
www.100carsforgood.com
www.toyota.com

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