During the month of April, more than 500 Comcast employees, friends, family and community partners volunteered at various projects across greater Chattanooga as a part of the 16th 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.
On Saturday, April 22, at Comcast’s signature project in Chattanooga, dozens of volunteers, elected officials, and community partners worked together to beautify the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. Volunteers cut shrubs, cleaned and replenished flower beds, raked leaves, spread rock gravel in needed areas, painted and increased the overall curb appeal by picking up trash.
For the second year, Comcast Cares Day volunteers also provided free tours for local youth through the Chattanooga Aquarium. At the end of the tours, Comcast volunteers helped connect dozens of families to Comcast’s Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest high-speed Internet adoption program aimed at bridging the digital divide and getting high-speed Internet access into the homes of more families.
“For years, Comcast has been a committed community partner for various organizations throughout the Chattanooga area,” said Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger. “We are thrilled that our staff, volunteers and most importantly, our children will benefit from the giving hearts and helping hands of Comcast Cares Day volunteers this year.”