More than 3,000 volunteers helped revitalize neighborhood parks, beautify schools and stock food banks in the Washington area as part of a national volunteer effort led by Comcast.
The company says about 500 volunteers joined D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Saturday to help clean up and improve Houston Elementary School in Washington. Volunteers painted murals, planting flowers and building vegetable gardens.
Members NBC4 and News4 joined the effort at the school, leaving behind inspirational messages to students.
The Comcast Cares Day volunteer effort also included hundreds more volunteers at projects in suburban Maryland and Virginia.
In Maryland, volunteers worked on projects with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, with the Downtown Frederick Partnership and with Interfaith Works in Rockville.
In Virginia, projects were planned with charities in Alexandria and across the area.