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 Denver at the State Capitol
DENVER Ė To promote volunteerism across Colorado and to celebrate the stateís 124th birthday, Governor Bill Owens will proclaim Saturday, July 29 the second annual Colorado Cares: A Day to Give Back to Colorado. A kick-off rally and volunteer fair is scheduled that day in Denver on the west steps of the State Capitol at 8:30 AM. Ed Greene from 9KUSA is the master of ceremonies. Following the rally, the Governor will travel to Bailey to plant trees near the site of the Hi Meadow fire that destroyed several dozens homes in June.
"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 Coloradoís challenges and encourages citizens to volunteer in their communities. Last year, the governorís 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 Coloradoís future.
Volunteer activities are planned throughout the state such as an Aurora neighborhood clean-up sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and ballpark renovation at City Park by AmeriCorps and the Governorís Commission on Community Service. For more information on Colorado Cares Day volunteer activities and projects in the Denver metro area, call toll free 1.888.866.0503 or visit the Colorado Cares Day website at www.state.co.us/coloradocares. Click on "Whatís Happening in My Community" and find the county you live in on the map.
Sponsors in the Denver Metro area include Mix 100.3, 9KUSA, AT & T, Naked Juice, and the Governorís Commission on Community Service.
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