LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 30, 2018 – Mayors from 550 U.S. cities will declare November 1, 2018, as Extra Mile Day – a day to acknowledge the individuals and organizations that are dedicated to “go the extra mile” in service and volunteerism in order to create positive change in their local communities.
In connection with Extra Mile America, mayors in all 50 states have embraced the “go the extra mile” movement. At a time when requests for local services continuously don’t match budgets, Extra Mile Day celebrates the individuals and organizations that step in and make things happen. The vision of motivational author Shawn Anderson, “Extra Mile Day” was created in 2009 with 23 inaugural cities; its outreach continues to grow.
Like many mayors who have made the Extra Mile Day declaration, Mayor Sean Coletti of Ammon, Idaho, is a passionate believer in what it means to go the extra mile. “Going the ‘Extra Mile’ means that you work for a greater good than just your own, and see the importance and value of helping others rise above their conditions. Those that go the extra mile do not give up when they are tired, hungry, or suffering, because they are not serving for themselves. They are serving for others.”
“Going the extra mile and helping create change is so much better than just complaining. Extra Mile Day is an awesome reminder that each of us has the power to create change the moment we decide to do something in an area in which we care,” shares Anderson, the creator of Extra Mile Day and the author of seven motivational books including his latest title The Four Fibs. “It could be volunteering at the local animal shelter, mowing your neighbor’s lawn, or simply telling the grocery clerk ‘thank you for your service.’ You can go the extra mile in a thousand different ways.”
For more information about Extra Mile Day, visit ExtraMileAmerica.org