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Comcast Cares Day will be held Saturday

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 9:20 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – Comcast Cares Day, the largest corporate volunteer initiatives in the nation, will be held on Saturday and includes helping We Care of Grundy County.

This year, on its 13th anniversary, Comcast anticipates that more than 7,000 regional employees from Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan and their families, friends and community partners will participate in more than 80 volunteer projects, according to a news release from the company.

“Comcast Cares Day makes a major difference in the lives of people in the communities we serve. We invite area residents who want to help and inspire others through volunteerism to participate in a Comcast Cares Day project in their community,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region senior vice president, in the release.

Residents can find Comcast Cares Day projects near them and sign up to volunteer at www.comcastinthecommunity.com.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, volunteers will be cleaning, sorting and organizing the We Care facility, located at 520 W. Illinois Ave. in Morris. Volunteers are encouraged to join Comcast in volunteering at We Care Saturday. Those who participate get a free lunch and a T-shirt.

Comcast expects more than 80,000 Comcast, NBCUniversal and community volunteers will participate in more than 700 projects across the country and around the globe on Comcast Cares Day. Since the designated day began in 2001, more than a half million volunteers have contributed more than 3 million volunteer hours.

“Volunteerism is a game-changer, and it directly correlates to healthier, more resilient communities. In Illinois and across the Midwest, volunteerism is a part of our culture,” said Brandon Bodor, executive director of the Serve Illinois Commission, which provides information about ongoing volunteer opportunities. “Serve Illinois is proud that Comcast reinforces that year after year through Comcast Cares Day.”

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