KUSA - 9NEWS is a proud sponsor of numerous community events, many of which support local nonprofits.
Through March 13, nine community events and nonprofits are participating in the 9NEWS Facebook Charity Campaign. The event with the most "likes" on Facebook will win a $5,000 grant for their nonprofit.
9NEWS Anchor Kyle Dyer spoke with representatives from two of the events on Wednesday.
The Metro Crisis Center is hosting a derby-duck race called Hope Floats on Aug. 24. There will be 5,000 rubber ducks racing across City Park Lake. First place will take home a grand prize and the event will include fun, food and entertainment. One of the resources provided by the Metro Crisis Center is the Metro Crisis Line.
"[Metro Crisis Line] is a 24-7 intervention hotline. Anyone can call us anytime of the day for any reason whether it's grief and loss, anxiety, depression, all the way up to a suicide in progress," Monica Colbert from the Metro Crisis Center said.
Jordan Sanders also joined Kyle and spoke about Running of the Green. The run will take place on Sunday in downtown Denver to benefit Meals on Wheels, a program run by Volunteers of America. Sanders says they really need the $5,000 grant because sequestration may be taking money directly from the Meals On Wheels program.
"We're really, really nervous about what's going to happen in Congress so $5,000 can serve 839." Sanders said.
Meals On Wheels delivers 2,500 meals per day in the Denver area, all of which are served by volunteers. The Running of the Green race kicks off at 10:15 a.m. and you can register between 7 and 9:30 a.m. of the run.
To vote for your favorite charity visit the 9NEWS Facebook page and vote here, http://a.pgtb.me/rTDKkk. The campaign ends March 13.
Morgan Aguilar contributed to this report.
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