Time Square, March 20, 2023
by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire
Today, Mayor Eric Adams along with Governor Kathy Hochul and the Partnership for New York City held a gathering in Times Square to announce the launch of the citywide “We Love NYC” campaign. The campaign aims to showcase the city’s strengths and mobilize New Yorkers in every community to engage in volunteer projects. The citywide campaign will kick off with a celebration of New Yorkers who are already making a difference through community service, and will now steer new volunteers to seek opportunities where everyone will get the chance to contribute. Part of the campaign includes an initiative called “Spread Love NYC”, which is a nine-month-long service that will engage New Yorkers in one-hour and long-term volunteer projects that seek to uplift communities. In the gathering, Mayor Eric Adams makes call-backs to the COVID-19 pandemic and how, as a community, New Yorkers worked to overcome the many adversities the city faced. He discusses the efforts that essential workers have made to provide for the community, as well as non-essential workers, have done to uplift their communities. The many ideas of this campaign are focused on guiding New Yorkers on how they can help the city; prioritizing public safe, support for small businesses, caring for parks & recreational centers, and community cleanups as part as its effort to drive residents into improving their communities and environments. In the effort, this campaign will collaborate with different public agencies and nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Today’s event included a gathering of civic engagements including the Queens Night Market, a nonprofit that seeks to promote small business in the food industry, and the Hell’s Kitchen Litter Legion, a nonprofit that hosts volunteer community cleanups and education on proper waste management and disposal. In the gathering, Mayor Adams and other speakers discuss the importance of keeping the cities clean and creating an uplifting environment through love and compassion. In launching this campaign on the first day of Spring, the campaign organizers hope to motivate and inspire New Yorkers to start making a difference in their communities and the environment.
Source: EuropaNewswire, City Hall Mayors’ Office