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Comcast employees will be helping out the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport this year for their 13th annual Comcast Cares Day, April 26th at the Seaport Landing in South Aberdeen.
The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will return to port in June, and the Seaport Landing needs volunteers to help prepare for the Lady Washington’s 25th birthday celebration this summer. Grays Harbor’s Historical Seaport is inviting land lovers to help them prep the Seaport Landing for Lady Washington’s 25th birthday celebration.
For details visit www.historicalseaport.org you can also stop by the Seaport Landing for “Salty Saturdays” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from March to May at the Seaport Landing – 500 North Custer street in South Aberdeen.
In the past Comcast employees have helped with cleanup at Miller Junior High, Habitat for Humanity, and Rebuilding Together.
“Comcast Cares Day speaks to the heart of our company,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation last year. “I am extremely honored to participate this year alongside tens of thousands of Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, their family members and friends across the country and around the world to make a meaningful difference that will have a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”
Comcast and NBCUniversal also have partnered with many non-profit community organizations and local chapters of the National Urban League and the National Council of La Raza, who will be working side by side with Comcast Cares Day volunteers on Saturday. Additionally, teams from Comcast and NBCUniversal will be partnering with City Year,Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, along with hundreds of other local community organizations.
Below is a sampling of the multiple projects taking place:
Comcast and NBCUniversal support the communities they serve by volunteering, providing access to innovative technology, giving financial support and partnering with organizations to make communities stronger. Comcast invests in programs and nonprofits that address our priorities: digital literacy, youth leadership development and community service. Since 2001, Comcast’s overall giving has exceeded $2.5 billion in cash and in-kind contributions supporting local non-profit organizations and other charitable partners across the country.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities — promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $123 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visitwww.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks.
A house for a low-income family is going to get a makeover as one of the 12 locations statewide where Comcast employees volunteer on Saturday, April 30, their 10th annual Comcast Cares Day, which grown to become one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts in the country.
About 40 employees, family and friends from Comcast will work all day:
· Painting the exterior of the home
· Building new steps to the back door
· Replacing and repairing steps on the front porch
· Repairing and replacing the skirting along the side of the house
· Cleaning the basement, and replacing and adding lighting in the basement
· Closing off and sealing up an unused door space
· Engaging in projects to make the home more energy efficient.
“Rebuilding Together Grays Harbor is delighted to partner with Comcast on this 10th anniversary of their Comcast Cares Day. We’re very grateful for our partnership with local community-minded employers like Comcast. We rely on our corporate sponsors to help us meet the community’s needs. When the day is over, a family is going to be very happy to live in a wonderful home that’s been made safer, cleaner and more energy efficient,” said Lee Hauser, president of Rebuilding Together Grays Harbor.
Comcast’s national day of service will include over 600 projects in 39 states and Washington D.C. and more than 370,000 hours of community service in one day. The 12 sites in Washington state are as diverse as the main facilities of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane County and El Centro de La Raza’s community center in Seattle. For more information about Comcast Cares Day, see http://wacomcast.com/2011/04/07/were-excited-12-projects-throughout-washington-highlight-10th-annual-comcast-cares-day/
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person; it preserves affordable homeownership and revitalizes communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.
Traffic has returned to normal on Wishkah street in downtown Aberdeen, after police had the street blocked off at Michigan street for several hours this morning, investigating an apparent assault near the Travelure motel. Police were looking through bushes near the busy intersection, and using the Hoquiam command truck to spotlight the parking lot near Comcast as they investigated the scene.
No further details were available from Aberdeen police at the time of this report.
The 15th Annual United Way Gala was a huge success thanks to the support and generosity of the community. There were well over the 300 people at the event. “The Gala raised over $75,000 for programs that reach thousands of people throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties each year”, said Nora LeBlanc, Executive Director. “We were honored to have so many special guests including President Fawn Sharp, Congressman Derek Kilmer and our speaker Coach Dana LeDuc.”
Every dollar that is raised is used for local people to help our children succeed and thrive, meet basic needs and ensure that people are safe. United Way invests in twenty-two programs that helps people as they strive for a better life.
“It was a fantastic turnout and we are so grateful to everyone that came to support United Way,” said Donna Rosi, President of the United Way Boards of Directors. “And we want to thank all the sponsors of this year’s Gala, Presenting sponsors Rich Hartman’s Five Star Dealerships, Jodesha Broadcasting; Platinum Sponsor; The Quinault Indian Nation; Silver Sponsor, Timberland Bank and the table sponsors Coastal Women’s Health, Harbor Pacific, Westport Properties, Coca-Cola, Behavioral Health Resources, Comcast & Comcast Spotlight, Hanner Enterprises, Bank of the Pacific Real Estate Division, Masco Petroleum, Robert Torgerson, the Daily World, Grays Harbor Radio and Pasha Automotive.”
The annual Gala and Auction is the largest fundraising event for United Way. United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties is funded solely through private donations from individuals, businesses and workplace campaigns.
Along with Washington State Parks and the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association, participating groups include the Callam Bay-Seiku Lions Club, Discover Your Northwest, Olympia Coast National Coast Marine Sanctuary, Olympia National Park, and Surfrider Foundation. You can sign up for the beach cleanup of your choice by visiting online at www.coastsavers.org.
The Tribal nations of the Quileute and Hoh along Washington’s coastline also support and participate in tribal beach cleanup events during this event.
To learn about additional International Ocean Conservancy Coastal Cleanup events in Washington, send an e-mail to [email protected]
Stay connected to your state parks by following Washington State Parks at www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks, www.twitter.com/WAStatePks, www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks and www.foursquare.com/WAStatePks. Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Washington State Parks turned 100 years old on March 19, 2013, and will celebrate with events in parks all over the state, all year long. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/.
Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.