County Executive Ike Leggett kicked off Montgomery County’s 25th anniversary celebration of service and engagement by announcing the new “Pledge 25” challenge, which encourages County residents of all ages and abilities to identify a cause they strongly support and use their time and talents to give 25 hours of volunteer service between now and Community Service Day on October 22.
Each person can track his or her hours on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pledge25 and be recognized at a Celebrate Montgomery event in Downtown Silver Spring on October 22.
In remarks at the Martin Luther King Day musical celebration at The Music Center at Strathmore, Leggett identified alleviating poverty as a major goal of Pledge 25. “Today and for the remaining days of my service as your County Executive, I am going to call on every single one of us to step up to this challenge. What will you do? Where will you serve? How will you help?”
Pledge 25 is a project of the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. Anyone interested in volunteering throughout the year can find volunteer opportunities with more than 850 local organizations at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteer.
POSTED AT: Thursday, February 10, 2011 | 4:00:00 AM