Mayor’s Day of Recognition

FORT WAYNE, Ind (WOWO): Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is joining mayors across the country in support of “Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.” 

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Corporation for National and Community Service is happening Tuesday, April 9th. It’s a day set aside to recognize individuals who volunteer and make a positive difference in communities. 

Fort Wayne engages national service members and volunteers in efforts to address important community needs.

Highlights of local efforts:

*67 RSVP volunteers serve in the Earned Income Tax Credit free tax preparation program that has returned $3 million to the local economy

*1,200 RSVP volunteers serve at over 80 non-profit and civic organizations

*10 AmeriCorps members serve at Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) in financial literacy education

*70 foster grandparents serve low income children in the community