Curry County Recognition Day for National Service
WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and
WHEREAS, Curry County, in addition to other nation’s counties are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet their needs; and
WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants, including Curry County Senior & Retired Volunteers and Foster Grandparents address the most pressing challenges facing our communities, from educating students and supporting veterans and military families to providing health services and helping communities recover from natural disasters; and
WHEREAS, national and local service expands economic opportunity by creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and
WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants serve in more than 50,000 locations across the country, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and
WHEREAS, more than one-hundred (100) Retired & Senior Volunteers participants serve in more than eleven (11) volunteer stations throughout Curry County and nine (9) Foster Grandparents serve in five (5) elementary schools in Clovis,
WHEREAS, national and local service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through their direct service and by managing millions of additional volunteers; and
WHEREAS, national and local service represents a unique public-private partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages non-federal resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and
WHEREAS, national and local service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Curry County Commission shares a priority with the Corporation for National and Community Service and county officials and mayors nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service, and mayors and county officials across the country for the Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service on April 4, 2017.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Ben McDaniel, Chairperson of Curry County, do hereby proclaim
April 4, 2017, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our county; to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.
Proclaimed this 4th day of April, 2017