LYNCHBURG, Va. -

The Lynchburg Humane Society is trying to win big money in a national contest.

The animal welfare organization is competing in the $100,000 challenge, sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

There are several levels to the contest and the Lynchburg Humane Society has already taken the top prize in one round.  A few weeks ago they won a $5,000 grant by getting the most votes in a photo contest.

Today, they need your votes again to win a $25,000 community engagement grant.

"It will go a long way to help animals here at the Lynchburg Humane Society, but also enable us to continue bringing in pets from the other pounds in the area, so we can save more lives," said Makena Yarbrough, executive director of the humane society

Voting for the community engagement award runs through August 31.  So far Lynchburg is leading all of the other cities in the competition.

To vote visit www.votetosavelives.org.  You can vote once each day and you will need an active Facebook account to participate.