St. Luke Missionary Hospice, LLC joined Savannah-Chatham County Volunteers, Mayor and County Officials in recognition of Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) celebrated its fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service this Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.
This year, Mayor Eddie DeLoach and County Board of Commissioners Chairman Al Scott pledged their support to be part of the CNCS efforts. Mayor DeLoach and Chairman Scott joined more than 2,800 mayors and county officials across the country in a nationwide bipartisan initiative to highlight the impact of national service in tackling local problems.
According to a press release by the Corporation for National and Community Service, more than 3,500 U.S. Mayors, County, and Tribal Leaders United today to recognize the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.
St. Luke Missionary Hospice, LLC took part in the cause and had a good time doing so.
Savannah Event in Recognition of Day
The event in Savannah was hosted by the Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA) for Savannah-Chatham County, Inc along with Senior Citizens, Inc. and Step Up Savannah. The event was open to the public and took place this Tuesday at the Economic Opportunity Authority, located at 618 W. Anderson St, Savannah, GA 31415.
In recognition of this day, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at EOA held an event to support the kick off of their spring community garden. The “Retired and Senior Volunteers” planted a garden so that the seniors in the community were able to access free and fresh vegetables any time they like. St. Luke Missionary Hospice donated tomato plants to the cause.
Additional donations to the program were also made by:
- Andy Schwartz: Grow.Eat.Repeat.
- United Way HandsOn Savannah
- Economy Feed & Seed Store
- Chatham County Extension Service (UGA)
- Home Depot/Victory Drive
- Publix Super Markets, Inc.
- Raymond Jennings Painting
Words From Mayor DeLoach
“National Serice shows the best of the American Spirit-people turning towards problems-instead of away, working together to find community solutions,” said Mayor DeLoach. “as we thank national service members for their commitment let us all pledge to do our part to strength our county through service and volunteering.”
What is Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service?
In efforts to highlight the value of national service to the nations cities and counties, the impact such service makes, and to honor those who serve, the CNCS has coordinated a day of recognition.
On April 5th of every year, mayors and counties across the nation who pledge to support this day, participate in events to spotlight the impact of citizen service, show support for non-profits and national service groups and to also inspire more residents to serve in their communities.
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