Comcast Cares Day 2014 in Grays Harbor to Focus on Seaport Landing

Posted with the kind permission of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority. You can read a local news story by KXRO about this project here.

2 tall ships in the water

The work by Comcast Cares Day volunteers will prepare Seaport Landing for the return of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain to Aberdeen on June 5.

More than 100 volunteers are expected to spruce up Seaport Landing 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 as part of Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort that will include 80,000-plus Comcast volunteers participating in more than 700 projects across the country. At Seaport Landing, Comcast employees and their families wearing green “Comcast Cares” T-shirts will construct a railing on the Seaport Landing pier, build picnic tables, and clear brush from the Chehalis River shoreline. Comcast volunteers will return on April 27 to finish work not completed the previous day.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Comcast on this exciting community event,” said Les Bolton, executive director of Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, which owns and operates Seaport Landing. “Comcast employees in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties understand the importance of Seaport Landing to Aberdeen’s future. Their contribution demonstrates strong community support for our plans.”

Everyone in the Grays Harbor area–not just Comcast employees–is welcome to lend a hand. Volunteers are encouraged to register ahead of time at http://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/. A Facebook or Google+ account is required. Volunteers can also register at Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen, at 8 a.m. April 26-27. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening tools, such as gloves, rakes, and brooms.

Seaport Landing is a new tourism destination and home port maintenance facility on the Chehalis River in South Aberdeen. GHHSA acquired the 38-acre former sawmill from Weyerhaeuser in 2013. The Historical Seaport is now working with a number of partners on a master plan for the property. Work completed by the Comcast Cares Day participants will prepare Seaport Landing for the return of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain to Aberdeen on June 5. Social media users can follow activities on Comcast Cares Day via the hashtag #CCDay.

The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. that owns and operates the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington. GHHSA provides educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation while serving the needs of the community.

Comcast Cares Day, 1 year later: how we helped a wildlife rescue center

 “We had over 200 volunteers here, and we truly felt like we had won some kind of a home makeover show.”

~ Suzanne West, executive director, Sarvey Wildlife Care Center

We’re used to seeing everything at a Comcast Cares Day project site, but it’s not every day you see an eagle! This year, we’re asking employees to again sign up for Comcast Cares Day 2014, and we wanted to show them videos of how their hard work makes a difference. Here’s one of those videos, from a visit to Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington. We’re already had hundreds of employees sign up for the exciting projects for Comcast Cares Day 2014, which will be April 26.

 

Comcast Cares Day, 1 year later: how we helped a Seattle youth home

“One of my best memories of Comcast Cares Day 2013 was the look on the kids’ faces at the end of it all, looking at the paint, the new furniture, and all the computers.”

~ Jenna Gearhart, program director, United Indians Youth Home

Last year’s signature Comcast Cares Day project in Seattle was at Labateyah Youth Home  in Seattle, where, among other things, we installed a new computer lab. A year later, our video wizard Ed Hauge returned with his camera and saw how things have changed there, for the better. This video will be shown to employees to encourage them to volunteer for Comcast Cares Day 2014, which is coming up on April 26. But we thought you might enjoy the video too, because what the video really says is, volunteering matters. 

Comcast Neighborhoods Show Embraces Washington Governor’s Mansion & The State Capital Museum

This month’s Neighborhoods show is a little different: focused on two buildings in Olympia that show off Washington’s history. In the first half of the program, we hear from Gov. Jay Inslee and Trudi Inslee about the Washington State Governor’s Mansion.

In the second half of the show, you hear about the State Capitol Museum which is actually located seven Olympia blocks away in a former home. The Washington State Historical Society fills this museum with interesting information about the history and heritage of Washington. Enjoy!

Enter for your chance to win a Spring Fair Family Pack for four

Washington State Fair Spring Fair logo
Here’s a great way to celebrate the 25th annual Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup: Get in for free! 

 

The fair is coming right up, April 10 through 13, 2014: You can enter at the XFINITY Store in Puyallup  to win one of six Spring Fair Family Packs . Each Spring Fair Family Pack contains four admission tickets, a certificate for one dozen scones, and one Fun Card good for six rides.
 
You’ll need to enter by Tuesday, April 7. Winners will be notified on the next day. No purchase is necessary to enter. Sweepstakes subject to Official Rules available at the Puyallup XFINITY Store, 5614 176th St E, Puyallup, WA 98375. Click here for directions. The story is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
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