Volunteers Earn City "SunSational" Award
On August 22, 2018, the City of Coral Springs was recognized by the Florida Festival and Event Association (FFEA) during their annual conference, for the volunteerism promoted by the Day of Healing event.
The event, held to reunite first-responders, students and faculty in the wake of the tragic events of February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was a community-cookout held at North Community Park on Sunday, March 4, 2018. It was organized by City personnel and funded by generous local businesses. Most impressively, the event was staffed with 96 City personnel and family members, who volunteered their time. After the event, many who volunteered, remarked just how impactful participating in the Day of Healing was for them, saying:
“That was one of the most rewarding opportunities I have ever been given in my life. I went wanting to help others heal but it ended up leaving me feel more at peace just being around those heroes.” – Patty P
“There is so much healing in helping others and without the opportunity to offer ourselves, some might feel like they can do nothing. So thank you!” – Cynthia B
“It was such a great feeling to give back to these families, teachers and first-responders.” – Steve S
Of the award, City Manager Mike Goodrum credits the volunteers saying, “This recognition is not about the event itself, but rather the people who made it happen. Volunteering provides an immeasurable difference in the lives of others, but also benefits those who give of themselves.”
The City of Coral Springs coordinates a robust Volunteer Program for teens, adults and employees. Last year the City’s volunteer core, not including personnel, donated an outstanding 36,520 volunteer hours!
To learn more about the City’s Volunteer Services Division, visit coralsprings.org/volunteer or call (954) 346-4430.
Lynne Martzall Public Information Officer/Writer
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