Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is joining mayors from across the nation in proclaiming April 1st, 2014 as the “Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.”
The recognition celebrates the thousands of hours and countless ideas volunteers bring to our cities and towns.“One of my very favorite quotes is from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?’” said Mayor McMillan. “We are very fortunate to live in a city where volunteerism is evident every day. The people who work with our nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations, those who serve as foster grandparents and read to our children and, of course, the men and women who serve in the military make a difference in our community every single day. Many of them step up time and again and most of them never ask for recognition. It’s my honor to thank all of them for the work they do for all of us.”
The Corporation for National and Community Service is the primary sponsor of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Through CNCS programs, five million citizens are engaged in service at more than 70,000 sites in 8,500 cities across the country.
CNCS leverages federal and private funds to support organizations that achieve measurable results where the need is greatest with a significant investment focused on cities. These efforts include supporting food banks and homeless shelters, building homes, tutoring and mentoring students, and managing community volunteers.
This is the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.