Government Technology

Web Site Helps Coordinate National United We Serve Initiative



June 21, 2009 By

"As the president says, America's new foundation will be built one community at a time, and that starts with you," said First Lady Michelle Obama (pictured) in a video presentation launching United We Serve, President Obama's initiative to encourage citizens to volunteer to help their communities. The first lady, cabinet secretaries and senior administration officials will participate in service projects across the country today.

The United We Serve summer service initiative begins today and runs through the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11th. The United We Serve Web site will help volunteers find projects in their communities and exchange stories about projects that make a difference in their communities.

According to a release, Michelle Obama and California's First Lady Maria Shriver today will help build a public playground in San Francisco, Defense Secretary Gates is spending time with veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Commerce Secretary Locke is reading to children at La Mesita Homeless Shelter in Mesa, Arizona.

Today on the FEMA blog, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate discussed service to the community in a video, saying that the willingness to help communities is why first responders do what they do, and it goes beyond responding to disasters or problems. The new United We Serve site, said Fugate, will help citizens match their desires with what their communities need.

 


| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Improving Emergency Response with Digital Communications
Saginaw County, Mich., increases interoperability, communication and collaboration with a digital voice and data network, as well as modern computer-aided dispatch.
Reduce Talk Time in Your Support Center by 40%
As the amount of information available to citizens and employees grows each year, so do customer expectations for efficient service. Contextual Knowledge makes information easy to find, dropping resolution times and skyrocketing satisfaction.
Emerging Technology Adoption in Local Government
In a recent survey conducted by Government Technology, 125 local government leaders shared their challenges, benefits and priorities when adopting emerging technologies such as cloud, mobility and IP. Read how your jurisdiction’s adoption of technology compares to your peers.
View All

Featured Papers