LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 27, 2017 – On November 1st, 550+ mayors from across the United States will declare “Extra Mile Day” and recognize the extra-mile volunteer heroes in their local communities. In association with Extra Mile America, mayors in large cities and small towns are making the November 1st declaration.
From Bangor, Maine, to Los Angeles, California, mayors will acknowledge the impact of local individuals and organizations who are “going the extra mile” in service and volunteerism in order to serve a need in their communities. Started in 2009 with 23 inaugural cities, Extra Mile Day has grown exponentially as cities utilize the declaration to recognize the power of the “go the extra mile” message in their communities.
“All across the country there are awesome people and groups who have taken the ‘go the extra mile’ spirit to heart and are making a difference in a big way,” says Extra Mile Day Founder Shawn Anderson. “It’s the teacher who spends after school hours preparing engaging lessons for her students; it’s the volunteer who works the food line serving the homeless; it’s the person who mows the lawn for his busy next door neighbor. There are thousands of ways we can each go the extra mile and make a difference.”
“We all talk about wanting change,” says Anderson, a #1 ranked motivational author. “However, relying on others to make that happen is only wishing for life to get better. Taking personal responsibility and going the extra mile individually is where change will always have the greatest chance of being created.” Anderson concludes, “Extra Mile Day is a small reminder of the power we each have to create change at any time and on any day.”