Second annual spring clean-up event is this Saturday April 22

This month, more than 1,200 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will volunteer at 23 different projects across Nashville and Middle Tennessee as part of the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day.
On Saturday, April 22, Comcast is teaming up with Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Public Works, Hands on Nashville, the Cumberland River Compact, and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee for the second annual Nashville Spring Clean.
Comcast will host 10 of the more than 70 community cleanup and beautification projects at various sites across Davidson County. Last year, the efforts of this partnership resulted in 94 cleanups and over 80,000 pounds of litter picked up from Nashville’s streets, alleys and streams.
“Nashville is fortunate to have community partners like Comcast who are committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the city of Nashville,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “As a founding partner in our annual spring cleanup event, Comcast Cares Day volunteers have been vital in our efforts to beautify our city and improve the quality of life for all.”
Additional volunteers are needed and encouraged to attend the various Spring Clean projects. For more information or to register for these projects, visit www.comcastinthecommunity.com (individual project links are below).
Following the city cleanup projects, volunteers are invited to a celebration at the Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park. The festival is free and open to the public, and will include live entertainment. Visit http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/ for more information.
“We are proud to join forces with Mayor Barry and our Nashville community partners again this year as we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day and the second annual Nashville spring cleanup,” said Valerie Gillespie, Area Vice President, Comcast. “We are thankful for the participants who are stepping up and helping to make a difference in our community.”
The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.