28,000 hours logged during first Spokane Gives Week

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 7:29 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—More than 7,000 volunteers participated in the first Spokane Gives Week according to the City of Spokane.

Volunteers donated and packed food, beautified streets and public places and helped facilities with clean-up and repair during the month of April.

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“This year was a great success because of the volunteers,” Condon said. “It has been an honor to work with these great volunteers and thosuands of others who gave their time this year.”

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Mayor Condon recognized the Spokane Teachers Credit Union, the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Logan Neighborhood and Gonzaga Student Body Association for exceeding expectations of volunteerism. Long-time library volunteer, Juanita McBride earned the Tony Antonucci individual award for giving and random acts of kindness.

More than 100 events engaged 85 organizations and involved more than 7,000 volunteers who logged more than 28,000 hours over all.  Volunteers donated and packaged 198,482 pounds of food, translating into tens of thousands of meals for local families according to the city of Spokane.

Mayor Condon said, “The impact on our community was significant.”

 

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