May 152012
 
Comcast guest volunteer Martinque Willis visits with a resident at the Rose Villa Senior Living Center. Photo by Jeffery McKizzie.

Portland, April 21st. More than 1,600 local Comcast employees and their families and friends, along with volunteers from Hands On Greater Portland, worked to improve a number of sites throughout Oregon and SW Washington as part of Comcast’s “Comcast Cares Day.” Comcast guest volunteer Martinque Willis visits with a resident at the Rose Villa Senior Living Center. Photo by Jeffery McKizzie.

Comcast employees Alex Mcewan and Jesse Lambert remove invasive ivy at Tryon Creek State Park. Photo by Jayson Claypool.

Comcast employees Alex Mcewan and Jesse Lambert remove invasive ivy at Tryon Creek State Park. Photo by Jayson Claypool.

 
Comcast employee Dale George fills up his barrow at Centennial Middle School. Photo by Scott Cloud.

Comcast employee Dale George fills up his barrow at Centennial Middle School. Photo by Scott Cloud.

 
Guest volunteers Simi Adeagbo and Crystal Adams pair up to repaint a hallway inside Centennial Middle School. Photo by Aaron Hockley.

Guest volunteers Simi Adeagbo and Crystal Adams pair up to repaint a hallway inside Centennial Middle School. Photo by Aaron Hockley.

 
Comcast employee Bernard Lorenzo and guest volunteers Lisa and Sarah Ludwikoski clean, repair and sort books at the Children's Book Bank. Photo by Robert Negrete.

Comcast employee Bernard Lorenzo and guest volunteers Lisa and Sarah Ludwikoski clean, repair and sort books at the Children's Book Bank. Photo by Robert Negrete.

 
Comcast employees Stephane Roux, John Gawthrop and Matt Heavener dig in at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Chelsi White.

Comcast employees Stephane Roux, John Gawthrop and Matt Heavener dig in at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Chelsi White.

 
Comcast employee Vicki Klein and granddaughter Taylor Menard man the fish printing station at OMSI. Photo by Rosemarie Cordell.

Comcast employee Vicki Klein and granddaughter Taylor Menard man the fish printing station at OMSI. Photo by Rosemarie Cordell.

From Comcast: Since its inception in 2001, Comcast Cares Day has become one of the largest single days of corporate volunteering in the country. More than 67,000 Comcast volunteers participated in this annual day of service. 

Over the previous 10 “Comcast Cares Days” Comcast volunteers have dedicated more than 2.1 million hours of service. The Company has also contributed more than $10.5 million in grants to organizations nationwide. Comcast Cares Day is one way that Comcast helps to power dreams and demonstrate a year-round commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves.

 The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of each employee and family member who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. For more information on Comcast’s volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit http://www.comcast.com/inthecommunity.