If it needed painting, pruning, planting, mowing, or cleaning during the week of April 17, a green-clad army of volunteers were there to make it happen. More than 3,400 Comcast employees, family members, friends and community partners united as one to lend a hand at more than 25 service projects in the Michigan communities we serve during Comcast Cares Day. Comcast Cares Day is a companywide celebration of Comcast’s year-round commitment to service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country.
“Part of what makes Comcast Cares Day so special is that we bring together not only our employees, but their friends, family members and other community members who wish to join our efforts in making Michigan an even greater place to live,” said Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast’s Heartland Region, which includes Michigan.
Comcast volunteers pitched-in at projects at Detroit Urban League, Boys and Girls Clubs of Flint, Grand Rapids and Muskegon, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, The Haven of Battle Creek, Kids Against Hunger, Detroit Blight Busters and many more.
“Our goal is simple. We want to save the world starting with Detroit,” said John George, co-founder and executive director of Detroit Blight Busters. “With Comcast and others we’ve been able to bring folks together from across the region to rebuild Detroit.”
This year, our company expected more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world. Since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects nationwide.