In part of the company’s 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, more than 350 NBCUniversal employee volunteers, friends, and family, as well as community partners, will join together on Saturday, April 21 to celebrate Earth Day and help restore parts of the Los Angeles River.

Comcast Cares Day is a global initiative designed to make change happen and spotlight the company’s year-round commitment to volunteerism.

The efforts will be aimed specifically at the Los Angeles River near the Bette Davis Picnic area to its natural habitat and ecosystem by removing trash and debris.

This effort coincides with other Comcast Cares Day volunteer activities that have taken place within the community throughout the year. From mentoring youth to helping the homeless, employee volunteers have aided the American Red Cross, the Los Angeles LGBT Youth Center, the 32nd Street / USC Arts Magnet School; and Meet Each Need with Dignity transitional living center (M.E.N.D.), to name a few. The global goal targets 100,000 employees to participate in approximately 1,000 volunteer projects. This year, Comcast Cares Day celebrates a significant milestone with 1 million volunteers contributing to 8,800+ community projects worldwide since its inception in 2001.

Comcast Cares Day is a project of the Comcast Foundation, which provides grants to local community partner organizations across the country.  To date, more than $22 million in grants have been awarded to local nonprofit partner organizations.

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