Portland, April 30th, 2014. On Saturday, April 26, more than 1,900 local Comcast employees and their families, friends, and community partners volunteered to “make change happen” at schools and nonprofits in Oregon and Southwest Washington as part of Comcast’s 13th Comcast Cares Day. Community volunteer Matt Hushbeck is joined my many who put in elbow grease at Baltimore Woods.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast and NBCUniversal’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Comcast joined with several community partners again this year to bring volunteers to more than 20 project sites throughout the region—including Hands On Greater Portland for the Portland metro area. Volunteers cleaned shelves, painted, removed invasive species, and did much more to help communities in need from Longview, WA to Eugene, OR.
More than nine projects were in Portland. Comcast returned to some Portland nonprofits such as NAYA, Children’s Book Bank, and Oregon Humane Society. There were also sites new to volunteers, such as a joint project with SOLVE at Baltimore Woods and the flagship Comcast Cares Day project at neighboring SE Portland elementary schools Parklane and Oliver which gathered more than 300 volunteers.
This year more than 80,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers participated in over 700 projects across the country and around the globe. To date, more than half a million volunteers have contributed over 3 million volunteer hours since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.
“We are grateful for all of the participants who made Comcast Cares Day a success,” remarked Rodrigo Lopez, Comcast Oregon & SW Washington regional vice president. “The 1,900 volunteers from community organizations, Comcast, and their friends and families, made a lasting impact in dozens of communities in our region.”
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $14 million in grants to partner organizations to match the efforts of our volunteers on Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast’s volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
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About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $140 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.