It’s time to vote.

Select your favorite project and cast your vote—by text or online—daily through June 24th.

We canvased the country for people with project ideas to make a big impact in their community using the power of a G-Series machine. The response was incredible and we narrowed the entrants to three finalists. Now, you get to vote to decide which project will receive a new John Deere G-Series skid steer or CTL  including a Worksite Pro™ Attachment .

As if that wasn’t enough, thanks to John Deere Financial, the two runners-up will be awarded a year-long lease so each project has the power of a G-series behind it.


Neil Behnke

Black Forest, Colorado

Rising Above the Ashes

Following a devastating fire in Black Forest, Colorado, Neil Behnke and the nonprofit organization Black Forest Together joined forces to heal a community that lost nearly 500 homes in the fire.

“My family loves the quiet beauty of the Black Forest. I remember what this place once was, and I know what it can be. I want to see this community grow and thrive again.” – Neil Behnke

Kobus Appelgrijn

New Port Richey, Florida

Restoring Neighborhood Pride

As the director of West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, Kobus Applegrijn is revitalizing not just a home but an entire highly depressed neighborhood in New Port Richey, Florida called Leisure Lane.

“I truly feel compassion toward those who are living on the street or are less fortunate. It breaks my heart. Sometimes people just need a little bit of help. It’s my dream that everyone has a decent place to live.” – Kobus Appelgrijn

Anita Will

Ridgefield, Washington

Trailblazing Outdoor Connections

With an army of volunteers by her side, Anita Will of Clark County, Washington helped form Whipple Creek Restoration Committee to restore the 300-acre Whipple Creek Park connecting the community to this wilderness gem.

“Whipple Creek Park is a special place – it brings out the best in me and in the members of my community. So many different groups enjoy it, and as the restoration grows and changes in the future, even more people will benefit.” – Anita Will

How to Vote

You can vote daily by text or online.

Vote online

Enter your email address.

Select your favorite project.

Type the number 148.

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Vote by text

Neil Behnke: Rising Above the Ashes
Text WIN 1 to 33373

Kobus Appelgrijn: Restoring Neighborhood Pride
Text WIN 2 to 33373

Anita Will: Trailblazing Outdoor Connections
Text WIN 3 to 33373

Review the rules of the contest. Don’t forget to vote daily! Voting resets at midnight, CDT (GMT-5).

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