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ANAHEIM MAYOR TO PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF RECOGNITION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE
ANAHEIM, CA – (April 8, 2013) Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait will participate in the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on Tuesday, April 9 by visiting two local nonprofit organizations and honoring their volunteers. Mayor Tait’s visits will represent the city’s appreciation to all those who volunteer throughout Anaheim, and will mirror similar visits of appreciation by mayors across the United States.
“Volunteering is just one way to show kindness to our fellow residents, and I am proud to join mayors across the country as we honor those selfless individuals who give of their time in support of their neighbors,” said Mayor Tait. “Whether it is for a few hours on one day, or a lifetime commitment to help others, volunteering offers hope and lifts the spirits of all involved.”
In Anaheim, Mayor Tait will visit GOALS (Growth Opportunities (through) Athletics, Learning and Service) and Grandma’s House of Hope.
10 a.m. GOALS, 1170 N. La Palma Pkwy, Anaheim, CA 92801
11 a.m. Grandma’s House of Hope, 830/832 N. Lemon St., Anaheim, CA 92805
GOALS offers athletics, after school education programs and community service opportunities to low-income youth. Since 1994 more than 20,000 youth have participated in Anaheim GOALS programs, with additional participation taking place in adjoining cities.
Grandma’s House of Hope serves more than 100 individuals each year in its mission to provide compassionate and uplifting transitional care for women in crisis and hungry children in Orange County. Programs include transitional housing, weekend and summer nutritional support for children in need, and computer labs and basic training and job-searching strategy classes.
The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is an initiative led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Michael Nutter. AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are key contributors to service throughout the country. Currently more than 373 AmeriCorps members and 141 Senior Corps volunteers serve in Anaheim. For more information on this program please visit www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice.
For information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.5 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.