National Volunteer Week

By Bree Guy

A world-wide event, President Trump declared Sunday, April 19th through Saturday, April 25th National Volunteer Week, 2020 for the United States. In the proclamation, he states that “civic engagement and volunteering strengthens this country and our national character is judged on how we help others.” You can find the proclamation here.

[…] Earth Day also happens to fall within National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is climate action. People and local organizations are still working hard to spread information and volunteer their time towards helping the Earth and the people who live on it.

“We’re very cognizant of the fact that the coronavirus is getting everybody’s attention, but when this is over, we will still have climate change facing us that we need to do something about.” says Sylvia Neely, the group leader for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, State College chapter.

Read and watch more at WJAC.

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