Volunteerism is alive and well in Colorado Springs! On Saturday, April 21, 2012, hundreds of volunteers joined Mayor and Suzi Bach for another Spirit of the Springs Park Clean-up Event.
It was also National Volunteer Week and the 11th Comcast Cares Day - a single day of service for more than 67,000 volunteers across the country and 4000 in Colorado. Comcast sponsored the event and hosted a catered lunch by Jason’s Deli for volunteers.
Volunteers picked up about 150 bags of trash. Supporters included Bill Kurtz who launched the Park Cleanup concept, 110 high school students from Civa Charter School, GE Johnson, Chief Petroleum, Diane Allen-Philips CEO of the Urban League, Friends of the Junior League, Catholic Charities, Charis Bible College and many others. Waste Management contributed a vital resource – the trash bags!
Mayor Bach said, “It was a glorious way to end the week. It’s heart-warming to see so many enthusiastic volunteers and people who love Colorado Springs come out and pitch in. Suzi and I are thankful to all those who made this possible – our sponsors and our volunteers.”
For those who wish to schedule their favorite park for a Spirit of the Springs Park Cleanup, contact Donna Nelson, the City’s Economic Development Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.