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Published on Friday, February 09, 2018

SAN ANTONIO TRICENTENNIAL CALLS FOR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

First community service day slated for February 17 – volunteers needed!

CONTACT: Laura Mayes, 210-207-1337

laura.mayes@sanantonio.gov

Michael Vela, 210-207-7454

michael@sanantonio300.org

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 9, 2018)- The San Antonio Tricentennial’s Serve 300 SA initiative will kickoff on February 17, 2018 with city-wide infrastructure improvement events. The Tricentennial is looking for volunteers to join the celebration by lending a helping hand to the community. Interested participants can register online at https://sanantonio.galaxydigital.com/ .

FEBRUARY 17, 2018 INFRASTRUCTURE DAY SERVICE EVENTS:

  • Basura Bash
  • San Pedro Parks Clean Up
  • Continuing the Heritage – San Antonio State Hospital
  • Continuing the Heritage – Labor Serena Community Garden
  • Continuing the Heritage – Catholic Charities
  • Continuing the Heritage – San Antonio Food Bank
  • Little Free Library Demo Install Day – Girl Scouts Troop 300
  • Mission Continues to the Alamo
  • Serving in Sustainability Projects, Cultivating Compassionate Care for All of Creation
  • Beautify Retaining Walls Along Mission Road

Residents are encouraged to sign up as individuals, teams and business groups.  All volunteers who register online at www.sanantonio300.org will receive a commemorative Tricentennial T-Shirt.

"Service to others is one of the common threads running throughout San Antonio's remarkable history," said Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of the Tricentennial Commission. "That's why community service is a vital part of the Tricentennial's year-long celebration. We invite all our residents to join us in revitalizing San Antonio’s infrastructure, to ensure that selfless service continues to be a part of our legacy for the next 300 years."

The Tricentennial Commission will carry out four Serve 300 SA initiatives throughout the year of 2018:  February 17, May 1-6, August 4 and October 13. Multiple service projects will be performed on each of the designated Serve 300 SA days in locations across San Antonio.

The service projects correspond to four specific categories: Infrastructure Improvement, Commemorative Week, Education Support, and the Environment.

A complete list of events, including service opportunities is available at www.sanantonio300.org.  The Serve 300 SA initiative is made possible by the support of community sponsors NuStar, Valero Whataburger, AARP and Citi.

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