Monday, July 16, 2007

Ritter on Colorado Cares Day


Gov. Bill Ritter today encouraged all Coloradans to take part in Colorado Cares Day on July 28, the 9th annual community service day celebrated on the anniversary of Colorado statehood.

“Fulfilling the Colorado Promise happens in many ways, shapes and forms, and there is no better way for us to mark statehood than by participating in volunteer community activities,” Gov. Ritter said. “Through outreach and service, we not only raise awareness about community needs, but we better serve our fellow Coloradans by aiding in their projects.”

On Aug 1, 1876, the State of Colorado was created by a Presidential proclamation designating Colorado as the 38th state. Gov. Ritter has declared the Saturday before Statehood Day (July 28th) as the 9th annual Colorado Cares Day.

Gov. Ritter, First Lady Jeannie Ritter and Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien will all be taking part in community service projects that day. Gov. Ritter is encouraging all members of his staff, Cabinet and all state employees to participate in Colorado Cares Day.

He also is asking all Coloradans to participate by registering their community service projects on a statewide master list. The list will be available for public review to make it easier for people to locate and participate in a project in their own community.

For information about how to register a project or take part in one, visit, or for questions, e-mail or call 303.866.2389.