Mesquite, TX – April 19, 2021 – The City of Mesquite celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 18 - 24, 2021, and launches recruiting for volunteers for its 17th annual Addressing Mesquite Day event, held in partnership with the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance. The event focuses on landscape projects and home repairs needed by senior citizens, single parents, military veterans, and the disabled and other homeowners. Volunteer groups can register at www.cityofmesquite.com/AMD.
Maria Martinez, Director of Neighborhood Services, said, “National Volunteer Week is a great time to recognize the power of volunteers in Mesquite who help us build a stronger community with Addressing Mesquite Day. The people and volunteer groups are an inspiration. We want to thank them for their eagerness to serve and recognize those who lend their time and talent to make a difference in Mesquite.” She shared that Addressing Mesquite Day has aided more than 1,000 homeowners since it began due to the generosity of volunteers and corporate sponsors.
Martinez stated that the 2021 Addressing Mesquite Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, but if it is needed can go beyond a one-day event. In an effort to provide a safe work environment and avoid large gatherings during the pandemic, volunteer groups can coordinate work on projects weeks before or after October 2.
National Volunteer Week is promoted by the Points of Light Foundation, which was created in 1990 as an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization to encourage and empower the spirit of service. The theme for National Volunteer Week is “Celebrate Service” – an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire people to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change.