Hundreds of Volunteers Kick Off Comcast Cares Day in South Florida

Comcast employees, friends and family members took part in this day of service.

By Claudia DoCampo
|  Saturday, Apr 27, 2013  |  Updated 6:28 PM EDT
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Thousands of volunteers participated in Comcast Cares Day around the globe. In South Florida, volunteers cleaned, fixed and painted schools and parks. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

Thousands of volunteers participated in Comcast Cares Day around the globe. In South Florida, volunteers cleaned, fixed and painted schools and parks. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

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Comcast Cares Day kicked off in South Florida with NBC 6's own Roxanne Vargas at Timothy Artman Park in Hialeah with hundreds of volunteers on Saturday.

"It makes you feel proud when you see kids with intellectual disability help people," said Jacob Anderson, a volunteer with Best Buddies International.

Best Buddies, which was founded in 1989 by Anthony Shriver, was selected by Comcast to receive a donation this year.

"Including them in this and making them feel integrated and having a hundred of them out here participating is really important," Shriver said.

Comcast employees, friends and family members joined Best Buddies in this day of service.

"Community investment is in our DNA," said Derek Cooper, Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Involvement for Comcast. "It's just a big family that we like to give back and inspire others to do great things in their community."

The volunteers worked to refurbish Artman Park by planting flowers and trees, painting fences and cleaning up.

"That way the earth could be nice and green," said 7-year-old volunteer David Bolanos.

The renovations went on across the street from the park at Palm Lakes Elementary School with new landscaping, benches and murals.

"We are overwhelmed," said principal Alina Iglesias. "We are so grateful for having been selected to participate in this great project."

Comcast has donated more than two and a half billion dollars to non-profits and community events to date.

 

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