Last year, 832 Mayors across the country participated in Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Together, these Mayors represent nearly 100 million citizens, or nearly one-third of all Americans. This year, Mayor’s Day will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, and we would like to invite all Illinois mayors to join us in recognizing the important contributions of national service in our state! Our goal is to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other national service programs that tackle local problems and manage volunteers for greater impact, and to thank national service members for their commitment.
Participation is easy and flexible. We are asking mayors to register online and issue a proclamation in support of national service. We also invite cities to hold public events and use traditional media outlets and social media (#Mayors4Service) to highlight the impact of national service. Participating in the day will highlight the importance of citizen service, bolster support for nonprofit and national service groups, and help bring more residents into volunteering.
If you have questions about participating in Mayor’s Day, please contact Lilliane Webb at email or (312) 814-9799.
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Old National's banking center suffered extensive damage after the Harrisburg tornado in February of 2012, but that did not keep their team of volunteers from moving into action to help the community through service ranging from hands-on cleanup efforts to issuing permits so that contractors could quickly enter those areas hardest hit.
Old National’s Southern Illinois volunteers have a strong commitment to community service. In 2012, 112 volunteers gave over 9,400 hours of service in activities ranging from mentoring school children to providing leadership on non-profit boards in addition to disaster relief efforts. This equates to a 95% volunteer participation rate for the region which is significant when compared to national volunteer benchmarks. While it is their hope that we do not need to respond to another natural disaster, their associates are ready and willing to do so if needed.
For their service to Old National Bank’s Southern Illinois Region, Old National Bank received a Business Service Governor’s Volunteer Service Award on April 18th, 2013.
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