LAKE COUNTY – April 16 to April 21 is National Volunteer Week. Many citizens contribute their time and talents to make our community a better place to live.
Operation Tango Mike is an example of volunteers coming together and sustaining an effort to serve and support their fellow citizens. The all-volunteer troop support effort is eligible for an opportunity to win a $2,500 grant.
Umpqua Bank is celebrating National Volunteer Week by asking folks to “like” their Facebook page on the Internet.
After doing so, post a message on the Umpqua Bank Facebook page about your efforts to support Operation Tango Mike, or perhaps the support you or a loved one have received from the group.
Ten random posts will be selected and groups represented by those posts will each receive $2,500. The more posts regarding Operation Tango Mike, the better the odds of being selected.
A national proclamation has been issued which in part reads: “Our Nation has been profoundly shaped by ordinary Americans who have volunteered their time and energy to overcome extraordinary challenges. From the American Revolution and the Seneca Falls Convention to the everyday acts of compassion and purpose that move millions to make change in their communities, our Nation has always been at its best when individuals have come together to realize a common vision. Service is a lifelong pursuit that strengthens the civic and economic fabric of our Nation. With every hour and every act, our lives are made richer, our communities are drawn closer, and our country is forged stronger by the dedication and generous spirit of volunteers.”
A minute of your time may be worth $2,500 to Operation Tango Mike, and the troops it serves and supports.