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June 19, 2019

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Daryl Bridenbaugh finalist in John Deere "Small Machines, Big Impact"

His project will benefit Putnam County Habitat for Humanity - and you can vote to support it

 Daryl Bridenbach, Pandora farmer, is a national finalist in a John Deere contest that may result in benefiting Putnam County Habitat for Humanity.

To win Bridenbaugh must receive the most votes for his project in an online
contest. Area residents may go to www.deere.com/impact to vote. You can vote
for Bridenbaugh’s project daily through July 5.

Bridenbaugh is one of three finalists for John Deere’s ‘Small Machines, Big Impact’ contest. 

Bridenbaugh had to write a 250-word essay telling how he would use a G-series skid steer with Habitat project and the impact this would have.  The contest attracted 650 entries from across the county from others also wishing to impact their community in a distinct way.

Bridenbaugh was one of the three finalists. The winner will win ownership of the skid steer. The other two finalists will be given a free lease on a skid steer for one year.

First-time voters have to "register" their email address one time. It's quick and easy. If you don't immediately receive a verification from John Deere when you vote the first time, please check your junk or spam mailboxes in case the email went there by mistake.

You only have to do this step once--the next day when you vote, you vote will be counted immediately.

“I’ve been inspired by the story of Habitat’s founder, Millard Fuller,” Bridenbaugh said. He was working as a missionary in Africa and came back with the idea of building low-cost housing for people in need here in the States. We have an excellent, well-organized Habitat chapter here in Putnam County, and I really believe I could make a great contribution. I love this community, and I want to do something helpful.”

Bridenbaugh plans to volunteer his time using the skid steer on Habitat for
Humanity home sites.