LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 30, 2019 – Mayors from 525+ cities will declare November 1, 2019, Extra Mile Day – a day to celebrate the individuals and organizations that are “going the extra mile” to support local community events and services. From Wrangell, Alaska, to Buffalo, New York, mayors across America are acknowledging the impact of volunteers in their community.
In connection with Extra Mile America, mayors in all 50 states have embraced the “Extra Mile Day” movement. At a time when requests for local services continuously don’t match budgets, Extra Mile Day celebrates the individuals and organizations that are stepping forward and serving. The vision of motivational author Shawn Anderson, “Extra Mile Day” was created in 2009 with 23 inaugural cities. Since its early roots, the unique declaration has grown exponentially.
“All across the country there are awesome people and groups who have taken the ‘go the extra mile’ spirit to heart and are making a difference in a big way,” shares Anderson. “It’s the working mom who volunteers at her kid’s school; it’s the person who signs up every week to help at the animal shelter; it’s the person who mows the lawn for his busy next-door neighbor.”
Anderson concludes, “It’s not slogans that make America great. Instead, it’s the tens of thousands of people who selflessly give of themselves in a thousand difference ways. Let’s all strive to be one of those people.”
For more information about Extra Mile Day, visit ExtraMileAmerica.org.