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1,200 volunteers serve 30 area nonprofits on Comcast Cares Day

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paintinginhallwayOn April 24, a volunteer crew from Comcast painted and cleaned at the Minneapolis Urban League’s Sharon Sayles Belton Community Center at 411 E. 38th St. in Minneapolis. The community center was one of more than two dozen work sites for “Comcast Cares Day.”

“We’re glad to help,” said Comcast’s project coordinator Robert Langle. “This building was damaged by last summer’s tornado and it gets lots of community use.”

Comcast has strong ties to the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) throughout the year. Diana Hawkins, government affairs specialist for Comcast, serves on the MUL board and was at the community center for Saturday’s work session. This is the third year that a volunteer crew has worked at an MUL site for “Comcast Cares Day.”

paintinginhallway2As the economy continues to tighten its grip on Minnesota nonprofits, Comcast employees volunteered all over the Twin Cities on Saturday, April 24 assisting many nonprofits in upgrading their facilities. More than 1,200 local Comcast employees and their families and friends volunteered at 30 Twin Cities nonprofit sites as part of Comcast’s 9th annual “Comcast Cares Day.”

At the same time across the country, more than 50,000 Comcast volunteers participated on this annual day of service, which is one of the largest single days of corporate volunteer giving in the country. Volunteers painted, landscaped, sorted food donations, tackled spring cleaning, and restocked warehouses.

“We are well aware of how the economy has pinched most nonprofits,” said Mary Beth Schubert, Comcast’s vice president of corporate communications. “Comcast Cares Day is an important way for hundreds of our employees and volunteers to directly impact their communities through service.”


 

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