ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) – Maryland government employees will be given four hours of administrative leave to volunteer this month in honor of the 20th anniversary of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to a statement from the State Bureau of Community Initiative.
The state is partnering with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the Just Serve initiative to promote volunteering between September 11 and October 11.
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Previous days of service raised more than 500,000 pounds of food donated by the Church to Marylanders, Steven McAdams, director of the office, said in a statement.
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In 2015, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC pledged to work with the Church to promote volunteering and service by requiring citizens to spend at least one day volunteering with a local organization, group, or as a volunteer Select individual. This year, the Church is launching a new Just Serve initiative to expand this effort throughout the year JustServe.org.
For more information on how to use administrative leave for service activities, go to goci.maryland.gov/dts/.
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