by Emily Vanneman

On Saturday, April 26, local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will come together as volunteers to improve their communities, as part of Comcast’s 13th Comcast Cares Day.

This year’s effort will include three area projects. Comcast volunteers will clean, maintain and beautify the Water Tower Recreation Center, historic Rittenhouse Town, and the Germantown Boys and Girls Club. They will be working from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will bring all the tools and supplies needed to make a big difference at the sites.

As a part of National Volunteer Month, Comcast Cares Day is Comcast and NBC Universal’s day of service. It has been named the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort.

Since the start of Comcast Cares Day in 2001, more than half a million volunteers have contributed over three million volunteer hours. This year, Comcast expects approximately 80,000 volunteers from the company to participate in 700 projects in the United States and elsewhere.

The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to many local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year.

The Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $14 million in grants to partner organizations.

Anyone who would like to help volunteer at any of the sites should contact Jennifer Bilotta at 215-642-6635.

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