Extra Mile Day Grows to 404 Cities
Mayors across the United States that will declare November 1, 2013 as Extra Mile Day reached to 404 as of October 14.. and are still growing!
Marina del Rey, Califormia (I-Newswire) October 16, 2013 - At a time when many are demanding changes in service and opportunity, Extra Mile Day celebrates individuals and organizations that have chosen to create positive change in their communities by going the extra mile. Created in 2009 with twenty-three cities making the inaugural declaration, Extra Mile Day has continued to build momentum each year since. This year, mayors from Anchorage to Dover, Delaware, from Boston to Portland, Oregon, will make the declaration.
Mayors from across the United States are recognizing a growing movement that is dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations to "go the extra mile" in service and volunteerism. On November 1, 2013, over 400 mayors from across the United States will declare "Extra Mile Day."
Mayor Len Pagano of St. Peters, Missouri,is one of those mayors. "Our volunteers make it possible to host local, regional, statewide and even national events. They help our city staff provide more services and save taxpayer money on a daily basis. What's best of all is that our volunteers do this selflessly with a team-first attitude because they care about our community."
Mayor David Kaptain of Elgin, Illinois, is another supporting Extra Mile Day mayor. "To me, 'going the extra mile' includes the volunteers who give their time at local not-for-profits, as well as the volunteers who serve the community through their leadership in neighborhood organizations.But there are also many unrecognized heroes who go the 'extra mile' on a daily basis- those who do odd jobs for their elderly neighbors or pick up trash while taking their daily walk."
"We all talk about wanting change…happiness…more opportunity," says Extra Mile Day Founder, Shawn Anderson. "However, relying on others to make that happen is only wishing for life to get better. Taking personal responsibility and going the extra mile personally is where true change is created."
"Sure, it's easy to complain about everything we see going on around us," Anderson says. "The 'go the extra mile' message, though, gives people an alternative to just throwing their arms in the air and saying 'I give up.' Extra Mile Day is a small reminder of the power we each have to create positive change at any time on any day."
For more information about Extra Mile Day and its history, visit http://www.ExtraMileAmerica.org. To speak to Shawn Anderson directly, call 310-402-4826 or email Shawn@ExtraMileAmerica.org.
About Extra Mile America Foundation
Extra Mile America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers individuals, organ More..izations, and cities to "go the extra mile."
Our work is inspired by the belief that "going the extra mile" opens doors to new possibilities. "Going the extra mile" improves the results we find in life, both professionally and personally. "Going the extra mile" allows us to make a difference in our community and in our world.
"I passionately believe that now is the perfect time to do more, to push harder, and to be more creative. Challenging times are often what we need to rekindle that passion to create our own existence and not let circumstances dictate what happens to us. There is no better time than now to commit to adding more value to our jobs and our communities." - Executive Director, Shawn AndersonLess..
Extra Mile America Foundation
Phone : 310-402-4826
Published On:October 16, 2013
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