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April 22, 2015 18:57 ET

Comcast to Muster an Army of Volunteers During National Volunteer Month

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - On Saturday, April 25, more than 2,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners across Oregon and SW Washington will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve local schools, parks and community centers as part of the 14th annual Comcast Cares Day.

Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast NBCUniversal's companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country. In conjunction with 20 volunteer locations across the Northwest, more than 2,000 Comcast volunteers will serve the community with outdoor gardening and landscaping, indoor and outdoor painting, washing windows, sewing, veterans outreach and deep cleaning and organizing.

One Comcast Cares Day event will focus the efforts of 350 volunteers at Portland's Glenfair Elementary School in the Reynolds School District. Volunteers will build a walking path, paint some portable classrooms, build raised flower beds, and more.

"The hard work of the 350 volunteers who will be giving their time to help make such a significant impact in the lives of others is inspiring," said Rodrigo Lopez, regional senior vice president for Comcast Oregon & SW Washington. I am thankful for all of our participants who are helping to make Comcast Cares Day a success."

"It is exciting to have the Comcast volunteers come work on our community garden at Glenfair," said Celia Flaim, Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) Community Schools Site Manager. "The community garden will provide families with nutritionally rich food in a typically under-resourced area. Comcast Cares Day is a great way to give back to the community and we are very grateful for their partnership."

Details for all projects can be found at http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/more-than-90000-volunteers-to-make-change-happen.

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