I am writing to let you know that an application for a large Pepsi Refresh grant has recently been submitted by someone on behalf of Ryfo.  Early this morning we found out that the application was accepted and we are now in the running for $250K!

If we win, we will receive enough money to build and operate a new web-software platform that will re-envision how bands tour.  We are calling it RYFO 2.0.  (short promo video)  It will facilitate much needed community within the touring artist world, foster deep care-oriented relationships, and save bands thousands of dollars.  But we can’t do it without your help.

Because this is a voting competition, it’s important that we do everything we can to expand our voter base.  Would you join us in VOTING DAILY for Ryfo’s Pepsi Refresh Project during the month of December, and SPREAD THE WORD within your churches, networks and communities? We need all the help we can get. GO TO: RYFO.ORG for more info


1. Become a Facebook “Like-er”:

2. Text 104873 to PEPSI (73774)  …and..

3. Visit:

We appreciate your prayers and assistance!

Serving the Voices,

Nick Greenwood





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