‘Comcast Cares Day’
May 15, 2015 07:31PM
● By Taylor Stevens
Volunteers in West Jordan City spread mulch at Ron Wood Park on Comcast Cares Day. Photo courtesy of West Jordan City
West Jordan - Hundreds of West Jordan volunteers participated in a national day of service as part of the 14th annual Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 25, according to a news release from the corporation.
The West Jordan volunteers participated in various projects, including cleaning, painting, planting trees, weed removal and general landscaping in the 7800 South 4000 West and 5445 West New Bingham Highway areas.
Together, the volunteers planted over 100 trees and helped spread soft fall on playgrounds and bark mulch around trees, said West Jordan mayor, Kim Rolfe.
“It’s always great to see the community come together to help beautify our city during Comcast Cares Day,” Rolfe said. “I am very happy with all we accomplished and appreciate Comcast for taking the lead.”
Comcast Cares Day is one of the largest single-day, corporate-sponsored volunteer efforts in the country, said the press release.
Comcast said it expected more than 95,000 volunteers nationwide to participate in its day of service. Across the Wasatch Front, 8,000 volunteers participated in 11 projects.
In addition to cleaning and landscaping, volunteers also assisted shelter animals and the homeless, and helped improve schools and senior and youth centers.
“We’re honored to partner with these local schools, cities and organizations to work together to improve our community,” said Kyle McSlarrow, Comcast regional senior vice president. “I’m grateful to the thousands of volunteers who donate their time each year to help make such a big difference on Comcast Cares Day.”