Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
WHEREAS, each year, Senior Corps provides opportunities for nearly 330,000 senior Americans throughout the nation, including about 8,900 in the great state of Michigan, to serve their communities; and,
WHEREAS, last year, Senior Corps volunteers provided more than 96.2 million hours of service, strengthening our educational system, protecting and preserving our environment, providing independent living services and helping to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens; and,
WHEREAS, during this week, we recognize the many contributions and positive impacts of Senior Corps volunteers; we encourage citizens throughout the state to thank Michigan's Senior Corps volunteers for their commitment, dedication and service to their communities;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11, 2012 as Senior Corps Week in Michigan.