June 8th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Help Colorado Fourteeners Initiative Score a New 4WD Truck!

The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), a nonprofit organization working to protect and preserve the 54 mountains in Colorado over 14,000 feet high, needs your help. The organization has been selected as a national finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, and they’re up to win a Toyota Tundra, but in order to do so, need your votes.

From CFI:

We desperately need to win a new Toyota Tundra 4WD so we can reach our project sites and lessen the chance that a project is canceled due to a truck breakdown! CFI’s fleet of mostly donated vehicles has a combined 1.4 million miles, with an average of 15 years and 202,779 miles each.

The vehicles transport staff, volunteers, trail tools and supplies (up to 6,000 pounds per crew!) to project sites – many of which can only be reached with 4WD vehicles. These old vehicles are costly to maintain and increasingly unreliable.

A new 4WD truck would be safer for staff and volunteers and would lessen the chance that a project is canceled and season accomplishments missed.

So let’s help get them their truck! Taking part is easy: on June 10, 2011 — that’s this Friday — head on over the the Toyota Facebook page and cast your vote for CFI. Voting is open from 6 a.m. to midnight EST.

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