Reichert honors service workers

jgaines@macon.comApril 2, 2014 

Mayor Robert Reichert lauded people who volunteer to serve the community Tuesday, praising them during the second Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.

“National service is a vital resource for our city,” he said in a news release. “AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers make our cities better places to live. As Mayor, I am grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of these citizens, who are helping make our great city stronger, safer and healthier.”

More than 26 AmeriCorps*VISTA members and 210 Senior Corps volunteers are helping the low-income and elderly in Macon, according to the announcement from Macon-Bibb County spokesman Chris Floore. They’re sponsored by local groups including Volunteer Macon, the United Way of Central Georgia and Central Georgia Technical College.

More than 1,600 mayors are making similar announcements in honor of volunteers nationwide.

To contact writer Jim Gaines, call 744-4489.

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