WHEATON – The McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park announced Save-A-Vet won its annual "Community Trees" competition, according to a park news release.
The organization's tree beat out six other area nonprofits for the prize of a $5,000 donation from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the release said.
Save-A-Vet helps rescue military and law enforcement dogs and other service animals when they are no longer able to work and provides housing and relief for disabled veterans who care for the animals.
The winner was chosen by museum visitors, the release said. The other six entrants – DuPagePads, Honor Flight Chicago, Celebrate Differences, DuPage County Area Project, Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center and Friends of DuPage Forest Preserve District – received a $2,500 donation.
The museum also took in nearly $1,000 in cash donations to the various agencies during the promotion.