Local Hero Contest – $250,000 for his/her cause

Dear Neighborhood & Community Leaders — 

Do you know a local hero?  The Ford Heroes F150 Contest  by Ford and ABC’s Extreme Makeover is available to help a local hero who is working to help his or her community. Tell them about the person you know and what makes that person a real hero. The winner will receive a 2009 Ford F-150, and $250,000 for his or her cause.   

How to Enter: 

Please visit their website  at www.theheroesF150.com and click on “Enter Contest” to submit your nomination. You will be asked to describe — in 250 words or less — why the nominated hero fits the definition of being ‘an individual who is dependable, family and/or community oriented, with a strong work ethic and commitment to his/her family, and/or co-workers and/or community’ 


The promotion ends on Sunday, May 31, 2009 and submissions must be made by 8:59 a.m. (PMT). 

For more information please visit their website at: 

The Prize: 

  • Contest Grand Prize – A 2009 Ford F-150 (ARV $50,000) and up to $250,000 to be used as recommended by the winning Hero for the construction of a new public or non-profit facility or building or improvements/renovations to an existing public or non-profit structure/building or facility which would improve and enhance the community and the quality of life of its residents in which it is situated.

The Neighborhood Resource Center has computers with internet access available to assist you to prepare your nomination.  Please reserve computer time in advance by calling (562) 570-1010. 

Please let me know if you submit a nomination.  Remember to print out a copy of your essay for your records and to share with your local hero.   

Good luck!    
Neighborhood Resource Center
425 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-1010

Margaret Madden