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Partnering in Service to Maine Communities

January 12th, 2009

STATEWIDE - Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) are joining together in an effort to build capacity and sustainability in Maine’s volunteer sector.  Time Warner cable has partnered with the MCCS to support various outreach initiatives and programs through in kind and cash contributions.

Beginning in 2009, Time Warner Cable will provide additional funding for Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects and support the Governors Volunteer Service Awards. Each of these events is designed to encourage an ethic of service throughout the state. Time Warner Cable will also sponsor the Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism, the states only professional development conference tailored exclusively to the needs of leaders in the state’s volunteer sector.

TWC will help the Maine Commission for Community Service publicize the impact of service on the state of Maine through public service announcements and interviews on “Down on Maine Street.” These segments will encourage citizens to get involved and make a difference in the community.  “We’re thrilled Time Warner Cable is joining us to promote civic engagement and we look forward to working together to illustrate the impact of Maine’s Volunteer sector,” remarked Rochelle Runge, Public Relations Representative for the Maine Commission for Community Service.

Time Warner Cable is committed to creating public awareness about local non-profit organizations. “We’re interested in building partnerships that bring people together to strengthen communities and with MCCS we’re able to do this on a statewide basis,” said Peter Dewitt, Communications & Public Affairs Director for Time Warner Cable’s New England Division. The Maine Commission for Community Service is very grateful for Time Warner Cable’s generous support as it will go along way to support volunteerism across the state.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine\'s volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov.