ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- A St. Albans nonprofit organization that aims to protect the Coal River is a finalist to receive a free Toyota.
The Coal River Group, a watershed protection organization founded in 2004, is among those considered in the 2013 Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, St. Albans Mayor Dick Callaway said after a City Council meeting Monday night.
For the past three years, Toyota has given away 100 cars to worthy nonprofits. The organizations that receive the most online votes are chosen to receive a Highlander, Prius, Sienna, Sienna Mobility or Tundra. People may vote for the Coal River Group by visiting 100carsforgood.com.
Two winners will be named every day in November. The Coal River Group promotes kayaking and boating along the Coal River in an effort to preserve the watershed.
Also during Monday's meeting, council members approved the purchase of a thermal imaging camera for the St. Albans Fire Department. The camera was purchased with grant money and is the department's second, Callaway said.
Firefighters use the camera to find people trapped in smoke-filled rooms.