National Volunteer Week, 2005, 20265-20266 [05-7832]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 73 / Monday, April 18, 2005 / Presidential Documents 20265 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7885 of April 14, 2005 National Volunteer Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The great strength of our Nation is found in the hearts and souls of the American people. During National Volunteer Week, we recognize the millions of individuals who touch our lives as soldiers in America’s armies of compassion. Our Nation’s volunteers inspire us with their dedication, commitment, and efforts to build a more hopeful country for our citizens. Americans take pride in the example of citizens who give their time and energy to care for the most vulnerable among us. In the past year, millions of volunteers have mentored children, provided shelter for the homeless, prepared for and responded to disasters, cared for the sick and elderly, fed the hungry, and performed other acts of kindness and community service. These selfless deeds have contributed to a culture of compassion and taught young people the importance of giving back to their communities. My Administration is encouraging volunteer service through the USA Freedom Corps, and we have seen tremendous growth in the number of volunteers. Last year, over 64 million Americans offered their time as volunteers, an increase of nearly 5 million people since 2002. In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami, the world witnessed the compassion of our Nation as millions of our citizens donated generously to help the many people affected by the disaster. By participating in public service programs such as the Peace Corps, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and grassroots efforts such as Citizen Corps, our citizens are helping others. My Administration also supports faith-based and community groups whose volunteers bring hope and healing to those in need. During National Volunteer Week, we thank those who volunteer to serve a cause greater than self, and I commend the more than 200,000 Americans who have earned the Volunteer Service Award from my Council on Service and Civic Participation. I urge all those who wish to get involved to visit the USA Freedom Corps website at www.usafreedomcorps.gov. By giving back to our communities, we can change America for the better one heart and one soul at a time. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 17 through April 23, 2005, as National Volunteer Week. I call upon all Americans to recognize and celebrate the important work that volunteers do every day across our country. I also encourage citizens to explore ways to help their neighbors and become involved in their communities. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:29 Apr 15, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18APD0.SGM 18APD0 20266 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 73 / Monday, April 18, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–7832 Filed 4–15–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 17:29 Apr 15, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18APD0.SGM 18APD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 73 (Monday, April 18, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 20265-20266]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7832]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 73 / Monday, April 18, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7885 of April 14, 2005

                
National Volunteer Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The great strength of our Nation is found in the hearts 
                and souls of the American people. During National 
                Volunteer Week, we recognize the millions of 
                individuals who touch our lives as soldiers in 
                America's armies of compassion. Our Nation's volunteers 
                inspire us with their dedication, commitment, and 
                efforts to build a more hopeful country for our 
                citizens.

                Americans take pride in the example of citizens who 
                give their time and energy to care for the most 
                vulnerable among us. In the past year, millions of 
                volunteers have mentored children, provided shelter for 
                the homeless, prepared for and responded to disasters, 
                cared for the sick and elderly, fed the hungry, and 
                performed other acts of kindness and community service. 
                These selfless deeds have contributed to a culture of 
                compassion and taught young people the importance of 
                giving back to their communities.

                My Administration is encouraging volunteer service 
                through the USA Freedom Corps, and we have seen 
                tremendous growth in the number of volunteers. Last 
                year, over 64 million Americans offered their time as 
                volunteers, an increase of nearly 5 million people 
                since 2002. In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean 
                tsunami, the world witnessed the compassion of our 
                Nation as millions of our citizens donated generously 
                to help the many people affected by the disaster. By 
                participating in public service programs such as the 
                Peace Corps, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and grassroots 
                efforts such as Citizen Corps, our citizens are helping 
                others. My Administration also supports faith-based and 
                community groups whose volunteers bring hope and 
                healing to those in need.

                During National Volunteer Week, we thank those who 
                volunteer to serve a cause greater than self, and I 
                commend the more than 200,000 Americans who have earned 
                the Volunteer Service Award from my Council on Service 
                and Civic Participation. I urge all those who wish to 
                get involved to visit the USA Freedom Corps website at 
                www.usafreedomcorps.gov. By giving back to our 
                communities, we can change America for the better one 
                heart and one soul at a time.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim April 17 through April 23, 
                2005, as National Volunteer Week. I call upon all 
                Americans to recognize and celebrate the important work 
                that volunteers do every day across our country. I also 
                encourage citizens to explore ways to help their 
                neighbors and become involved in their communities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-7832
Filed 4-15-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P