Mayor Gary Christenson participated in the fifth Annual Corporation for National and Community Service “Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service” with Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES). The Mayor joined volunteers from the MVES RSVP Program read poetry to a second grade class at the Linden STEAM Academy. They also worked together on an art project making placemats that will be shared with elderly residents of local nursing homes.
The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service highlights the importance and value of community service by encouraging volunteer service programs, thanking those who serve and inspiring others to volunteer. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have had a positive impact on our communities.
MVES’s RSVP Program has connected nearly 500 volunteers to community enrichment opportunities such as assisting community members at senior food pantries, providing one-on-one counseling on financial independence and health benefits, working with schoolchildren to increase literacy and comprehension, and serving meals to older adults at senior lunch sites. More than 4,520 mayors and elected officials across the nation signed up to participate in the 2017 Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
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