Gary Mayor Sets a Day to Honor Others
April 1, 2014 — The top woman who serves the city of Gary honored others today.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson recognized volunteers from RSVP, Americorps, Foster Grandparents Program and the Senior Companion Program in honor of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.
Volunteers gathered at the Sojourner Truth House, a non-profit organization that provides services to homeless women and their children, to hear the Mayor’s address about the importance of volunteerism.
“Volunteerism is one of the most important ways to give back to your community,” Freeman-Wilson says. “As someone who grew up receiving services from some of these agencies like the Gary Neighborhood House, I know firsthand how the people and these organizations make a difference.”
After reading the proclamation (attached), Freeman-Wilson spent time volunteering at Sojourner Truth House for the rest of the morning.
Source: City of Gary