Servathon 2009 Promotes Real Change in the DC Area

Servathon 2009 brings together thousands of individuals for two days of marathon- style volunteer service. The event will provide local nonprofits with critically needed volunteer support and make a huge impact on the community in just two days.

Online PR News – 20-April-2009 – – WASHINGTON DC--With so much need in today’s society and President Obama’s call to service, many people are searching for ways to get involved. Servathon 2009 is an answer to that call. Servathon is a two day event created by Greater DC Cares and is designed to be a marathon of service and fundraising. Volunteers will engage in various environmental and beautification projects across the National Mall, prepare and serve meals at shelters, spend the day with the elderly, sort clothes at thrift stores, and so much more.

Servathon 2009 will take place on Friday May 1, 2009 and Saturday, May 2, 2009 as thousands of volunteers from around the region serve at nonprofit organizations and public schools providing critical community services. “Servathon is an opportunity to make an immediate and long-lasting impact on the community in a very real way,” says Dr. Madye Henson, President and CEO of Greater DC Cares.

Greater DC Cares (GDCC), celebrating its 20-year anniversary, is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes more than 12,000 volunteers to serve more than 500 nonprofits and schools each year. GDCC provides thousands of hours of critical services and skills to the region. Greater DC Cares is looking for any individuals, groups, or businesses who are interested in making donations, volunteering their services, skills, time and energy during this two-day event. Servathon 2009 will mobilize thousands of volunteers to participate in service projects at area nonprofits and schools.

Greater DC Cares is the leading and largest coordinator of volunteerism in the DC region, and Servathon is its main fundraiser, helping GDCC to provide its critical services and community impact all year long. “Through our network of nonprofits, volunteers, and corporate partners, Greater DC Cares positively impacts hundreds of organizations in our community. By pulling together thousands of individuals for the good of our region, Servathon perfectly captures our mission to mobilize volunteers, strengthen nonprofits and impact communities,” says Matt Schuyler, GDCC Board Chair.

About Greater DC Cares:
Greater DC Cares is a nonprofit organization with a twenty year history of coordinating volunteerism in the region. Greater DC Cares mobilizes more than 12,000 volunteers to serve more than 500 nonprofits and schools each year, providing thousands of hours of critical services and skills to the region. To register for Servathon 2009 go to www.servathon.org or visit www.GreaterDCCares.org. Media inquires contact Ryan Prucker at 315.430.7584 or ryan@imageL.net

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