Thursday, January 8, 2009

Volunteer for the "Yes Montgomery Can! " campaign over the historic weekend of January 16-20, 2009

County Executive Ike Leggett and the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships, working in collaboration with the Montgomery Community Foundation, Manna Food Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, and other community nonprofits, invite you to participate in the "Yes Montgomery Can! " campaign over the historic weekend of January 16-20. This is our chance to answer President-Elect Obama's call for a new spirit of service and sacrifice right here at home. You can make a difference. Yes, you can!

This campaign is your opportunity to help meet the challenges that we face as a community in these difficult economic times. We need to mobilize 1,000 volunteers to knock on 50,000 doors January 17-18 and 2,500 volunteers to work on community service projects on the January 19th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

We hope to raise $100,000 to meet a generous challenge grant to the Montgomery County Community Foundation to help those in need and to collect food to refill the shelves at the Manna Food Center.

Our highest priority right now is to recruit volunteers to go door-to-door on the weekend of Saturday January 17 and Sunday January 18 to spread the word about our campaign to help our neighbors in need. Please sign up now to volunteer at

For a full listing of ways to participate, please go to

The phone number for volunteer registration is 301-348-7367.

Please distribute this email to others you believe will want to join the campaign.

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