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 Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado
DENVER Ė To promote volunteerism across Colorado and to celebrate the stateís 124th birthday, Governor Bill Owens will proclaim Saturday, July 29 as the second annual Colorado Cares: A Day to Give Back to Colorado. A rally is schedule that day in Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado campus on the lawn of West Gunther Hall at 9:00 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 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 a Habitat for Humanity project in Greeley and an Adopt-a-Trail project at Lory State Park in Ft. Collins. UNC students will host a food drive all next week, July 24-29, for the Weld County Food Bank. Canned food may be dropped off at various UNC locations: the University Center, Carter Hall or the Michener Library.
For more information on Colorado Cares Day volunteer activities and projects in the Greeley/Ft. Collins 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 go to Weld/Larimer County on the map.
Sponsors in the Greeley area include The Greeley Tribune, KFKA Radio, AT & T and the Governorís Commission on Community Service.
Editorís Note: For information on the Greeley kick-off rally, contact Marianne Dinges at (970) 351-1120 or Chadd Arakawa at (970) 351-1344.
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