Amazon’s New Series ‘The Tick’ Might Come To Charlotte To Help Refugees #TickSaveMyCity


tick-save-my-city-charlotteCharlotte was just selected as 1 of 3 finalist cities in Amazon’s new online crowd-sourced contest #TickSaveMyCity.

In their new #TickSaveMyCity campaign, Amazon partnered with Tongal to ask Tick fans across America to make videos addressing a problem in their city that they think the Tick could solve.

“The Tick is always willing to help citizens in distress,” explains Mike Benson, U.S. Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios. “There is no problem that is too big or too small for him to handle.”

Out of the hundreds of videos submitted, 3 finalists were selected, including a video from Charlotte;

Finalist #1: For Refugee Children

The first video features Caleb Van Voorhis from Charlotte, NC, explaining that we need help at ourBRIDGE center, a place where refugee and immigrant children can learn English, get help with homework and feel safe in their new home. Check out the video below and “like” the video on YouTube to vote!

Finalist #2: Tick vs Debris

The second video comes from Cedar Falls, IA where the Tick is called on to help clean up debris;

Finalist #3: Doggy Business

The third video asks the Tick to help with a growing problem in Waldwick, NJ – dog poop;

Online voting will be open to the public until July 24th, and the winner will be announced on August 1st. The Tick will then travel to the winning city to help solve the problem…although Amazon has not released details as to how involved the Tick will actually get with the actual problem.

Caleb Van Voorhis told me that he thinks that if his video wins, Amazon would likely bring a film crew to Charlotte to help renovate the new refugee center, “I believe they’d do something ala ‘extreme home makeover’ giving the center support with things like painting the halls, making a garden, and providing things like school supplies and outdoor activities equipment. ourBRIDGE just moved into this new building and now they don’t have the funds to do this sort of thing, since they run completely off donations.”

If you love Charlotte and you’d love to see Amazon send the Tick here to help local refugees, please give the thumbs-up “like” here on the YouTube video to vote!

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