Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS ENCOURAGES COLORADANS TO VOLUNTEER FOR
SECOND ANNUAL COLORADO CARES DAY ON JULY 29th
Kick-off rally in Colorado Springs at the University of Colorado
DENVER – To promote volunteerism across Colorado and to celebrate the state’s 124th birthday, Governor Bill Owens will proclaim Saturday, July 29 Colorado Cares: A Day to Give Back to Colorado. A rally is schedule that day in Colorado Springs at the University of Colorado campus, University Center in room 116 at 9:30 AM.
"Volunteerism is an important part of our heritage," said Gov. Owens. "Since a unified effort between government, businesses, faith-based and service organizations can effectively identify and address vital community needs better than government alone, it seems appropriate to have an annual birthday celebration for Colorado that is focused on community service and giving back to our state."
Colorado Cares Day is a grassroots effort that emphasizes non-governmental solutions to Colorado’s challenges and encourages citizens to volunteer in their communities. Last year, the governor’s call for volunteerism assembled together thousands of people from across the state. While they were working in different regions of the state and did not know each other, they shared a basic belief in the benefits of volunteerism for Colorado’s future.
Volunteer activities are planned throughout the state such as the Silver Key Senior Services’ annual Paint-a-thon program in Colorado Springs and repairing the Pueblo Elko Homeless Shelter in Pueblo. For more information on Colorado Cares Day volunteer activities and projects in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area, call toll free 1.888.866.0503 or visit the Colorado Cares Day website at www.state.co.us/coloradocares. Click on "What’s Happening in My Community" and go to El Paso/Pueblo County on the map.
Sponsors in the Colorado Springs area include KOAA 5/30 Colorado Springs – Pueblo, AT & T and the Governor’s Commission on Community Service.
Editor’s Note: For information on the Colorado Springs kick-off rally, call (719) 262-3000.
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