Governor Larry Hogan Announces “Day to Serve” Initiative in Maryland
All State Employees Offered Four Hours Administrative Leave to Volunteer
ANNAPOLIS, MD– Governor Larry Hogan today encouraged all Maryland citizens to take part in Day to Serve – an annual, month-long initiative across Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia, encouraging citizens to choose a day to participate in volunteer activities from September 11 to October 10. The three states and Washington, D.C. track various outcomes such as number of volunteers, hours served, pounds of food donated, and other items in a friendly competition.
“Day to Serve is a great way to participate in our shared goal of helping those in need and giving back to our communities,” said Governor Hogan. “I strongly encourage all Marylanders to take the time to participate in this worthy initiative.”
Marylanders can volunteer in all kinds of ways, from cleaning up parks, streams, and beaches, to creating care packages for military troops and feeding the hungry. Those who are organizing service opportunities should be sure to register their event on http://daytoserve.org/addyourevent.
“Whether it’s for half a day, one weekend, or a different project each week – every effort counts,” said Steve McAdams, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.
To promote the spirit of volunteerism, Governor Hogan has once again granted four hours of administrative leave for state employees to participate in a volunteer activity of their choice at any time from September 11 to October 10. In addition to the many state employees who will be participating as individuals, several agencies have organized their own projects throughout the state to encourage employee participation.
To learn more about Day to Serve, visit goci.maryland.gov/dts.