Comcast teaming up with Rebuilding Together Miami Dade to Improve North Miami
For Immediate Release
April 25, 2014
NORTH MIAMI-DADE, Fla. On Saturday, April 25, local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community volunteers will "make change happen" as they join forces with Rebuilding Together Miami Dade to improve the houses of homeowners in need in the Miami Gardens area as part of the 14 annual Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast's companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country.
More than 800 local Comcast employees, their families and friends and community volunteers will gather to beautify 15 houses in the Miami Gardens area whose homeowners are elderly, disabled and/or veterans in dire need of assistance. Volunteers will work on a variety of projects to improve the neighborhood and these homes, including landscaping, painting, cleaning and preparing care packages for local veterans and elderly residents.
Members of the general public are encouraged to join and can sign up by visiting here, searching for projects in the Miami area and selecting the "Rebuild Miami Day" project. Onsite registration will be available, but participants are encouraged to sign up beforehand to ensure they get a t-shirt.
This year in Florida, more than 120 Comcast Cares Day projects are planned in communities from the Panhandle down to the Florida Keys. In 2014, more than 7,300 Florida Comcast employees and their family and friends and community volunteers participated in Comcast Cares Day.
"We're so proud to partner with Rebuilding Together Miami Dade to improve our community during our 14th Comcast Cares Day," said Jeanie Hernandez, Director of Government Affairs and Community Investment for Comcast in South Florida. "The hard work of local volunteers who will be donating their time to help make such a big difference in the lives of others is inspiring, and I am thankful to all of our participants who are helping to make Comcast Cares Day a success."
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to 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. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have partnered with us on Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast has been committed to serving local communities since our founding more than 50 years ago. For more information on Comcast's volunteer and community investment initiatives, visit here.
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ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free of charge rehabilitation services to the elderly, veterans, disabled and low income homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $250,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 200 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade