National Volunteer Appreciation Month, April 2020
National Volunteer Appreciation Month
WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and
WHEREAS, the nation’s elected leaders are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet their needs; and
WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our communities; they educate students for 21st century jobs, fight the opioid epidemic, respond to natural disasters, and support veterans and military families; and
WHEREAS, national 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, national 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 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 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, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with local leaders nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and
WHEREAS, Curry County is recognizing our Retired & Senior Volunteers and Foster Grandparents during National Volunteer Appreciation Month by sending a card to approximately one hundred of its Retired & Senior Volunteers and Foster Grandparents as well as giving each volunteer a gift bag.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Ben McDaniel, Commission Chairman of Curry County Commission, do hereby proclaim April, as National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our community, to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.
DONE this 21st day of April 2020