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Downers Grove Woman Named Finalist in GM's Local Heroes Contest

Cindy Johnson is one of three finalists eligible to win a one-week loan of an all-new vehicle, a full tank of gas and $500 in gift cards through the "Our Towns, Our Heroes" program. Voting is open online through Sept. 18.

Downers Grove resident Cindy Johnson is one of three finalists selected for General Motors’ Our Town, Our Heroes, a program that recognizes unsung heroes in communities across Illinois.

Johnson was nominated by her friend, Aimee Grover, for her positivity, caring and thoughtfulness, as well as her work with various community organizations, such as the the Morton Arboretum and Sharing Connections, a furniture resource for people in need.

In her nomination, Grover described Johnson’s unwavering friendship, writing, “Cindy is the friend who is there to help whenever you’re in a bind. She shows so much love for our kids by taking time to talk with them and staying involved in their lives. Cindy is one of most wonderful and inspiring people I know.”

Beginning Tuesday, the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite hero at DrivingtheMidwest.com. Voting is open through Sept. 18, and the winner will be announced Sept. 19.

General Motors launched the Our Town, Our Heroes program in 2011 to recognize and reward unsung heroes who are inspiring and empowering others in their local communities. Every month, the program narrows down the nominations, and opens voting to the public to select the winner.

The hero and his or her nominator will receive a one-week loan of an all-new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle, plus a full tank of gas. New to the program this year, the winning hero will also receive $500 in gift cards, and the second place hero and his or her nominator will each receive a one-week vehicle loan.

“Cindy has shown leadership, commitment and consideration through her volunteer efforts in the community,” said Brian Goebel, General Motors North Central Region Communications Manager. “We’re honored and thrilled to share Cindy’s story not only with her fellow residents in Downers Grove, but with the rest of the state as well.”

To vote for Johnson in this month's "Our Towns, Our Heroes" campaign, visit DrivingtheMidwest.com.

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goddess September 05, 2012 at 04:03 PM
She's earned this. I encourage everyone to go vote for her.

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