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IT’S NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK, AND THE CITY OF ANAHEIM SAYS THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TAKE TIME TO HELP OTHERS
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 9, 2014) - National Volunteer Week is celebrated each year, and the City of Anaheim would like to thank the thousands of Anaheim men, women and youth who selflessly give of their time and talents to serve the community.

Anaheim has long embraced the spirit of volunteerism. From programs offered through City Hall, to local organizations who give their employees time to volunteer, to individuals who quietly do good deeds behind the scenes, every single volunteer act improves the quality of life for everyone involved.

“Anaheim is known for its world-class sports and entertainment, yet I am especially proud of our residents who quietly go about their day doing acts of kindness to help others,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “In Anaheim, our core value of kindness is best demonstrated by the selfless actions of our volunteers who are in every corner of our city. On behalf of the entire City Council, we thank all the volunteers for making Anaheim a great place to live.”

To learn how you can volunteer in the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net/volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are offered to meet anyone’s interests and schedules by searching a list from A-Z. In addition, website visitors can browse opportunities offered through the Volunteer Center of Orange County, as well as a link to local community groups.

Organizations are encouraged to submit their volunteer opportunities as well through this free listing service.

The City of Anaheim is participating in an Anaheim/OC Volunteer Fair, taking place on Tuesday, April 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza (800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA). Admission is free. For more details please visit www.anaheimoc.org/volunteer-fair.

For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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ABOUT ANAHEIM – The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.

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