LTE: Mayor calls on citizens to join Day of Caring and Sharing

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As this Friday, May 20, the Cumberland Day of Caring and Sharing draws near, I repeat my call to all individuals who live, work, or go to school in Cumberland, to get your hands dirty by cleaning up Cumberland.

The Day of Caring and Sharing has been an annual event when over a thousand citizens take to the streets in an effort to clean up the city through a variety of beautification projects including painting, collecting trash, mowing grass, and planting trees and flowers.  The effort is a kick off to Cumberland’s spring and marks the beginning of another beautiful summer in Cumberland.

This year, however, the Day of Caring and Sharing is in need of at least 100 more volunteers to complete all of the planned projects.

Early in the month, I set out a challenge to Cumberland residents to donate 25 hours of time from May 1 through August 30, specifically for beautification projects.  The Day of Caring and Sharing is the perfect opportunity to begin to take the challenge by giving a few hours in the morning.  Additionally, I am calling on Cumberland businesses to send employees out to participate in the effort in the morning hours.

With dozens of projects planned throughout the city on the Day of Caring and Sharing, this marks one of the most important efforts in the city, each year.  Allegany County United Way organizes the effort and is still accepting volunteers.  I encourage every Cumberland resident to take pride in the city and participate in this effort, rain or shine, by calling the County United Way and signing up to help out at 301-722-2700.

The City of Cumberland is crying out for citizens to step up, take the lead, and make a difference.  That’s precisely what I’m challenging every citizen to do.  Please make a commitment to participate in the Day of Caring and Sharing this year.

 

Brian K. Grim

Cumberland Mayor