LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 27, 2020 – On November 1, mayors from all fifty states are making a declaration to celebrate Extra Mile Day and the impact and difference-making contribution that volunteers are making in their local communities.
In association with Extra Mile America, Extra Mile Day is a growing movement dedicated to highlighting the power of volunteerism in connection with the “go the extra mile” message. The day’s popularity continues to soar across the United States. Created in 2009 with 23 inaugural cities, over 500 mayors are expected to make the 2020 declaration.
Mayor Jan Kulmann has made the November 1 Extra Mile Day declaration in Thornton, Colorado. “Thornton is always trying to provide the best service possible to our residents and businesses, but we also know that our efforts are often capped at what we can budget for. It’s then the volunteers who come in and take the efforts and service to the next level – filling needs that many cities just can’t. We celebrate and honor those individuals who commit their time and energy for these efforts.”
“Going the extra mile can happen in a thousand different ways, and it’s in going the extra mile and doing that little extra where difference-making change and positive results are created,” shares Shawn Anderson, the motivational author and visionary behind the day’s declaration.
Anderson continues, “Extra Mile Day, however, is more than one day during the year to recognize ‘go the extra mile’ heroes; it is a reminder that every day and every hour is a chance for each of us to do more, give more and add more value to create the positive change we seek. Extra Mile Day reminds us not to look at others and wonder what they are doing to make the world better, but instead, to look at the person in the mirror and ask, ‘How are you going the extra mile to make the world better?’”
For more information about Extra Mile Day, visit ExtraMileAmerica.org.