Jamestown will be among the communities participating in Extra Mile Day on Nov. 1.
Extra Mile Day is a growing movement that is dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations to go the extra mile in service and volunteerism. On Nov. 1, more than 425 mayors will declare Extra Mile Day. Extra Mile Day celebrates individuals and organizations that have chosen to create positive change in their communities by going the extra mile. Created in 2009 with 23 cities making the inaugural declaration, Extra Mile Day has continued to build momentum each year since.
"We all talk about wanting change, happiness, more opportunity," said Shawn Anderson, Extra Mile Day founder. "However, relying on others to make that happen is only wishing for life to get better. Taking personal responsibility and going the extra mile personally is where true change is created. It's easy to complain about everything we see going on around us," Anderson says. "The 'go the extra mile' message, though, gives people an alternative to just throwing their arms in the air and saying 'I give up.' Extra Mile Day is a small reminder of the power we each have to create positive change at any time on any day."
For more information, visit www.ExtraMileAmerica.org