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2022 Defender Service Awards: Could Your Local Charity Use a Land Rover D130 & Some Cash?

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The 2022 Defender Service Awards is looking for five organizations, making a difference in their communities, to award five brand-new Defender 130, and some always helpful cash.

Land Rovers have a long history of getting the job done in places and situations where other vehicles wouldn’t stand a chance. While that means countless different jobs, one of the most important has been humanitarian and charitable efforts around the globe, made possible — or at least easier — thanks to a Landie.

Though the latest Defender has made a marked departure from its predecessors, Land Rover thinks it still has what it takes. So, the company is once again awarding five Land Rover Defenders to help five organizations to do more of their charitable works.

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HSIC is one of the 2021 Defender Service Award winners; (photo/Land Rover)

This is the second annual edition of the Defender Service Awards, presented by Chase. The awards are open to U.S.-based or Canadian-registered charities in one of five categories. The categories include Search and Rescue, Environmental and Conservation, Veterans Outreach, Community Service, and Animal Welfare.

One winner will be picked in each of the categories. The prize? A custom Land Rover Defender 130 and some cash.

Defender 130 Prize

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The 130 is the latest model of the Defender. Think of it as a D110 with a big booty and seating for up to eight passengers. Or, more likely for these charities, up to 88.9 cubic feet of cargo space for transporting equipment anywhere they need to go, on road or off.

Along with the Defender 130, each winning charity will get to outfit the Landie with accessories from the Land Rover catalog. They’ll also be able to add a custom exterior wrap to showcase the organization.

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2021 Defender Service Award Winners; (photo/Land Rover)

Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover NA, said, “We are honored to continue the legacy of recognizing organizations that make a difference in their communities.”

On top of the SUV, Chase Bank will donate $5,000 to each finalist, and $25,000 will be donated to each category winner. Sponsors for that prize include Pelican, Outside Magazine, Dentsu X, ei3, and Kong.

Video Submissions Due Sept. 7

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A 2021 Defender Service Award vehicle out being used as intended; (photo/New York Marine Rescue Center)

To enter, charitable organizations must complete an entry form and submit a video. The video, capped at 3 minutes long, must detail the group’s mission, how it addresses a community need, and how the Land Rover Defender will help further the group’s efforts.

A panel of judges will select finalists. Public voting will happen on Land Rover’s websites, with the videos online for voters to watch.

Winners will be announced on December 10, 2022.

“Access to reliable transportation can dramatically help non-profits drive their mission forward,” said Jagdeep Dayal, Head of Auto Partnerships at Chase. “Chase is proud to support Land Rover’s customers and these community organizations; we can’t wait to see what they’ll do next.”

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On or off road, the Defender is ready for action; (photo/Land Rover)

Last year’s winners include Wolfe County Search and Rescue for Search and Rescue, New York Marine Center for Coastal and Marine Conservation, Humane Society of Independence County for Animal Welfare, Montgomery Emergency Medical Services for First Responders, One Tree Planted for Environmental, Hamptons Community Outreach for Urban Improvement, and Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Inc. for Fire Safety and Response.

The seven winning groups from last year each received a custom Defender 110.

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