‘Comcast Cares’ Day Set For April 25
Apr 17, 2015 06:31PM, Published by City Journals Staff, Categories:
Volunteers from last year’s Comcast Cares Day helped with cleanup at various locations around the city. Photo courtesy of West Jordan City
West Jordan residents will once again have a chance to participate in the city’s annual community-wide beautification project during Comcast Cares Day, on Saturday, April 25.
From 8 a.m. to noon, employees of Comcast will work side-by-side with volunteers from the community, gathering at the Youth Soccer Complex, 4000 West 7800 South. Project assignments vary from spreading bark mulch in city parks, pulling weeds, painting park pavilions, picking up trash along trails, planting trees, school cleanup and more. If possible, bring work gloves, rakes and shovels. This event will take place rain or shine.
Comcast will also provide a dollar match for every volunteer who participates. This money will benefit West Jordan schools and nonprofits. Last year’s event generated more than $17,610 that went toward the Sierra Newbold Playground.
Volunteers should check in at the Youth Soccer Complex from 7-8 a.m., where they will be divided into project groups, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and receive a T-shirt. Service begins at 8 a.m. and runs until noon, when volunteers meet back at the soccer complex for a free lunch. All ages are welcome.
Advance registration is preferred, but walk-ups will be accepted. You can find more information and register online at www.wjordan.com
Comcast Cares Day is a celebration of the company’s year-round commitment to service, and has grown to become the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. In 2014, a record 95,000 volunteers contributed 570,000 hours to improve more than 820 parks, schools, beaches, senior centers and other vital community sites around the world. Since 2001, more than 600,000 Comcast NBC/Universal employees, their friends, family members and our community partners have volunteered more than 3.7 million service hours at nearly 6,000 projects in communities across the United States and around the world.