NOLAH, a Mira Mesa-based charity, is one of 200 finalists nationwide in the annual State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Grant Competition. The final round of the competition is a social media campaign to encourage people to vote for the charity’s project. The top 40 vote-getters nationwide will each receive a $25,000 grant to fund their project.
NOLAH is a 501(c)3 charity that has helped after disaster, and is now working with a disabled veteran in North County to rebuild his kitchen in an ADA-compliant design, allowing him to safely prepare meals. NOLAH has previously worked in the rebuilding effore after Hurricane Isaac, and last fall delivered 7 tractor-trailer loads of building materials to Baker, LA after the devastating floods last August.
Serving veterans is not a new project for NOLAH. Each year, they host a “Veterans Aprpeciation Dinner” that serves hundreds of veterans, active duty military, and their families. The meals are provided free of charge, with music and other services also provided.
To vote for NOLAH and their project, “A Hand Up for Veterans,” go to their link as the State Farm Neighborhood Assist website: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1996700. First-time voters will be asked to register, to prevent duplicate voting. Each email address has 10 votes per day, over the 10 day voting period ending August 25 at 9pm PST/Midnight EST. Votes may be cast for any project, not just those in your home state.