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2013 HOPE Week Begins

by Greg Tucker

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is again collaborating with the New York Yankees during its fifth-annual HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) to highlight acts of goodwill and service in the community.

Individuals and groups recognized during HOPE Week will be honored by the team during a Yankees game this week, and team members will attempt to personally connect with them in locations that honor the spirit of their service.

HOPE Week honorees will all receive the President's Volunteer Service Award, which is given “in recognition and appreciation of commitment to strengthening the Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.” These inspirational stories help spread the message that everyone has the ability to make their community a better place by taking the time to serve.

“HOPE Week reminds us about what we can achieve rolling up our sleeves and working together, and I commend the New York Yankees for recognizing how volunteering helps communities overcome challenges,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS.

HOPE Week is about people helping people, and the stories appearing this week are proof that everyone can make a difference.

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