Time to Vote!
If you signed up for the January 12th New Year Charity Ride, now’s the time to vote on where you would like the proceeds to go. (This is a public poll – if you are not signed up for this ride, your vote will not count). Poll will close in one week because... well, cuz I can’t think that far in advance.
Here you go....
California Wildlife Center
Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, the center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of a wide range of native species. It is currently the only licensed facility providing marine mammal response as well as full term rehabilitative care for native wildlife in Los Angeles and Orange counties and southern Ventura County. Equally important is the center’s role to promote protection of wild habitats and the environment through education, training and partnerships with the communities it serves.
Over 100 dogs are put to sleep in overcrowded Los Angeles area animal shelters every day. This non-profit organization was founded in 2001 to save as many homeless dogs as possible and place them in permanent and loving homes. In addition, Rover Rescue works hard in the community to reduce animal overpopulation and increase vital awareness about responsible pet ownership. They actively support spaying and neutering of all companion dogs and offer spay/neuter financial assistance to low-income families. 100% of their support comes from donations and volunteers.
Los Angeles Co. Bicycle Coalition
Founded in 1998, the LACBC works to build a better, more bike-able Los Angeles County. LACBC is the only nonprofit, membership-based organization working exclusively for the millions of bicyclists in Los Angeles County. Through advocacy, education and outreach, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to make the entire L.A. region a safe and enjoyable place to ride.
Heal The Bay
Heal The Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. They use research, education, community action and advocacy to pursue their mission. Not so long ago, the Santa Monica Bay was treated daily as a dump site and marine life was suffering from some of the highest levels of contamination found anywhere along our nation’s coastline. But this small group swelled into an organization and movement that has done more to recover the Bay’s coastal environment than anyone could have expected. They showed that it’s not too late for Southern California, that no agency is too big to fight and win, that we can heal the environment and that we can heal the Bay.