National Service Recognition Day to Focus on Volunteers

The sixth annual National Service Recognition Day will take place on Tuesday, April 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Meals on Wheels People headquarters in Multnomah Village. On National Service Recognition Day, local leaders honor AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers to express appreciation for their service. This initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.

Emilio Cantu-Gil, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, who has been working with Meals on Wheels People since last summer will be honored at the ceremony along with other participants. Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith Commissioner Smith and Grace Stratton, on behalf of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, will recognize our local volunteers at the event and Grace will read a letter from Senator Wyden.

Meals on Wheels People is located at 7710 SW 31st Avenue in Portland.

About Meals on Wheels People: Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. They provide nutritious meals to older adults at dozens of meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties, and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of 5,500 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.1 million meals each year. For more information, visit: mowp.org.

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