March 23, 2017
The Mayor and County's Day of Recognition for Community Volunteers.
To kick-off National Volunteer Recognition Month, United Way of Escambia County, the City of Pensacola, and Escambia County officials are hosting The Mayor and County’s Day of Recognition for Community Volunteers. Join us on April 4 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM on the lawn at City Hall to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and honor national service members. Attendees will have the opportunity to show their support for the life-changing work that local volunteers provide to the community. Light refreshments will be provided by Pen Air Federal Credit Union.
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Independent Sector in 2015, an estimated 59,091 citizens volunteered their time and talent for an average of 27 hours in Escambia County. Their service created an estimated $38 million impact. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward recognized the valuable service that volunteers provide to our community. “Volunteerism has a tremendous impact on the City of Pensacola. We are truly blessed to have so many generous people in our community who are devoted to helping others in need. I am forever grateful for the many volunteers that dedicate their time and efforts to make Pensacola such a great place to live.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to become an active volunteer by completing a service project that raises awareness for the Blue to Better Campaign. Those wishing to serve will create and place blue bows around City Hall. Gulf Coast Kid’s House will be on-site to supply materials and answer any questions on how volunteers can spread awareness about child abuse in April.
Contact: Naomi Kjer
United Way of Escambia County
Phone: 850-444-7114 (direct)
By living core values of serving the community with Integrity, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Volunteerism and Excellence (I LIVE), United Way of Escambia County is working to meet a mission of uniting our community and leveraging resources to improve lives.