April 14, 2018 4:00 p.m.
On Saturday, April 21, local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to clean up a Nassau County park as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. This year, local volunteers will also be a part of a significant milestone for Comcast Cares Day as it marks the participation of 1 million volunteers since the program began in 2001.
Volunteers will work together to clean up trash and debris on the grounds of Goffinsville Nassau River Park in Fernandina Beach.
Members of the general public are invited to join. To sign up, visit ComcastintheCommunity.com, search for projects in Fernandina Beach and select “Fernandina Beach — Goffinsville River Park Clean-up.” Onsite registration will be available, but participants are encouraged to sign up beforehand to ensure they get a t-shirt. Lunch and beverages will also be provided for all volunteers.
“As we celebrate our 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are delighted to partner with the North Florida Land Trust to give back in Nassau County,” said Bill Ferry, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Community Investment for Comcast in North Florida. “It’s really inspiring how we can drive positive change when our employees, their family and friends, and our community partners rally together to make a lasting difference in our communities. I am very thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is a celebration of the year-round commitment to volunteerism that began when Comcast was founded 55 years ago. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in about 1,000 projects across the country and around the world. To date, volunteers have contributed more than 5 million volunteer hours at 8,800 projects.
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $22 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
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