The Tick Saved Our City! Volunteers Needed Aug 24 & 25

Photo from Amazon Press Site


Back in July, Amazon Prime Video and Tongal joined forces to launch the #TickSaveMyCity Fan Contest (in anticipation of the new series arriving on August 25th), urging citizens across America to submit videos describing a problem in their local community for a chance to have The Tick save it.

Who Won?

Amazon Prime Video, along with the Executive Producer of The Tick, Barry Josephson (Bones, Life as We Know it) and star of the series, Griffin Newman (Vinyl, Search Party), reviewed video submissions from around the country and selected three finalist videos – which included “Refugee Children” by  our own Caleb Van Voorhis here in Charlotte, North Carolina!  

You may remember seeing me post the video around and his recent appearance on our podcast, and the Charlotte Geeks, along with folks around the city rallied together, gave the thumbs up on the video and HE WON!  Way to go, Caleb!

Here’s the winning video:

Tell The Folks What He Won, Bob!

Caleb’s video win will help renovate the ourBRIDGE center in Charlotte, North Carolina and provide school supplies for all of its students. The non-profit organization is committed to nurturing respect and understanding of all cultures and helping refugee and immigrant children feel safe in their new home away from home.

As the winner of the #TickSaveMy City contest, the ourBRIDGE center will receive a renovation to help further the organization’s goal of assisting refugees. The Tick’s renovation of the ourBRIDGE center, which is used by refugee and immigrant children of more than 20 different cultures, will include new furniture, a garden, murals and art to decorate the hallways and school supplies for all of the children.

Caleb Van Voorhis, who submitted ourBRIDGE for this campaign is an active member of the Tongal community and most recently received it’s “Ideator of the Year” during the company’s annual Tongies’ Awards. He will be onsite with families and dozens of volunteers for renovation on Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25.

So Now What?

The Tick, Caleb, and ourBRIDGE need volunteers on Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25 to help with renovation.  Can You Help?  If so – please click here now!

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Joey moved to Charlotte in 2008 and loves it here! She started the Charlotte Geeks after returning from Dragon*Con and whining "But I don't want to wait 360 days to hang out with my people again!!" Self-dubbed the GiddyGeeker, her geekdoms are Doctor Who, Marvel, Boardgaming, British TV (MisFits, Orphan Black, Sherlock, The IT Crowd, etc) and she is slightly addicted to FUNKO pops. Check here out here or listen to her on the Guardians of the Geekery podcast.