Twin Cities Veterans Will Also Benefit at Journey Home Project During
National Day of Volunteering
MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Comcast–On Saturday, April 22, nearly 2,000 local Comcast
NBCUniversal employees, family members, friends and community
partners will “Make Change Happen” while volunteering at 14 individual
project sites in the Twin Cities as part of the 16th annual Comcast
This year, Comcast Twin Cities is focusing on projects that will help
meet the need for stable, affordable housing for families and
individuals in transition. This includes Comcast’s on-going commitment
to the region’s military community at projects designed to assist
veterans and their families experiencing challenges with disabilities.
More than 300 Comcast employees will partner with Greater Twin Cities
United Way at the Dairy Building on the State Fairgrounds to assemble
Welcome Home kits for individuals and families moving into their first
home. The kits will include blankets, cleaning supplies, kitchen and
bath supplies, and more. Other projects in the Twin Cities include:
Journey Home (Vadnais Heights)
100 volunteers will clean, paint and organize single family-homes
for veterans facing physical and financial challenges.
- 100 volunteers will clean, paint and organize single family-homes
St. David’s Child Development & Family Services (Minnetonka)
75 volunteers will tackle several indoor and outdoor maintenance
- 75 volunteers will tackle several indoor and outdoor maintenance
150 employees will build household dressers for those
transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.
- 150 employees will build household dressers for those
American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge (Minneapolis)
100 volunteers will assist with planting, mulching, interior
painting and more.
- 100 volunteers will assist with planting, mulching, interior
Pillsbury United Communities (Minneapolis)
100 volunteers will work on a variety of projects including
cleaning, painting, organizing, and landscaping.
- 100 volunteers will work on a variety of projects including
Second Harvest Heartland (Golden Valley)
75 volunteers will sort and re-pack food that will be distributed
to area food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school
programs and more.
- 75 volunteers will sort and re-pack food that will be distributed
“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are
proud to partner with a variety of community organizations to give back
in the Twin Cities,” said Jeff Freyer, Comcast regional vice president.
“It’s truly amazing what’s possible when 2,000 volunteers donate their
time to make a difference in the lives of others. I am thankful for our
volunteers and the opportunity to bring attention to the issue of safe,
affordable housing for those in need.”
“We’re proud to partner with Comcast each year on this incredible day of
volunteering,” said Sarah Caruso, president and CEO of Greater Twin
Cities United Way. “Comcast Cares Day embodies the true spirit of giving
back to our communities and demonstrates the power of human kindness. We
at United Way believe that when our community comes together, it
inspires action and we can all make a difference.”
Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of
Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the
company was founded more than 50 years ago. From using technology to
create positive change by teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring
youth, or beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on
this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year,
the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in
approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. To
date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at
7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
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 $20 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations who have
served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.
Additionally, Comcast will once again fold in the broad support and
amplification of Global
Citizen and Red
Nose Day, organizations aiming to end extreme poverty globally and
in the United States. These organizations use the universal language of
music and entertainment as a vehicle to engage people around the world
to make a difference. By amplifying our support of these initiatives on
Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal is providing additional ways to
help drive positive change in our communities.
For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal volunteer and community
investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
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company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news,
entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast
networks, television production operations, television station groups,
Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999
to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The
foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive,
sustainable impact on their communities. The foundation has three
community investment priorities — expanding digital literacy, promoting
community service and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception,
the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $195 million to
organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More
information about the foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
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