Tool manufacturer Stanley of Black & Decker has donated $10,000 and an assortment of tools to a charity for use in completing a community project.

The receiving charity was Active Heroes Retreat Center of Shepherdsville, Kentucky who will develop a welcome center for visiting veterans and their families.

"Active Heroes is excited to win the first Build Your America contest from Stanley Tools," said Troy Yocum, founder of Active Heroes. "We will be able to use this cash donation and Stanley® tools to help develop our welcome center at the Active Heroes Retreat Center to help thousands of visiting veterans and their families."

The new Welcome Center will serve as an uplifting check-in destination and where visitors can be connected with additional resources during their stay.

The money and tools were donated in lieu of a contest in which participants nominate and vote for a U.S. public charity to help build a community.

To enter, participants are asked to describe in 500 characters or less how they would like to honor their community by nominating a charitable organization to receive the grand prize. Participants and nominees are encouraged to share their stories to drive votes for their projects.

The contest has two nomination periods remaining:

  • Entry/Nomination Period #2: September 2, 2016 at 8:59 AM – September 23, 2016 at 4:59 PM
  • Voting Period #2: September 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM – September 30, 2016 at 4:59 PM
  • Entry/Nomination Period #3: November 1, 2016 at 8:59 AM – November 22, 2016 at 4:59 PM
  • Voting Period #3: November 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM – November 29, 2016 at 4:59 PM 

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