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Indianapolis ranked 10th for volunteerism in 2015

Posted at 10:05 PM, Nov 15, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – This week Indianapolis showed it’s not just about globally-and-nationally-ranked hotels and restaurants. On Tuesday, the city was ranked 10th among the 51 largest cities across the country for volunteerism.

The Corporation for National and Community Service found those in Indianapolis volunteered 38.9 million hours  in 2015 and that had an estimated economic impact of $795 million dollars.

“I am fortunate to come from Indiana where a sense of community is the norm,” said Congressman André Carson. “I am proud of my fellow Hoosiers who, time and again, have demonstrated their willingness to put their skills and experience to good use in improving our neighborhoods and communities.”

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In 2015, the report found more than half of the people in Indiana donated $25 or more to a charity and over 40 percent participated in groups and organizations.

You can see the full report here.

“Indianapolis is blessed to have incredible non-profit, faith-based and community organizations. Yet the work they do wouldn’t be possible without the thousands of volunteer hours our residents pledge to these groups each year,” said Indianapolis Mayor, Joe Hogsett. “We are honored to have our hard work recognized nationally and will continue to celebrate our community’s dedication to making Indianapolis a great place for all.”

To find out more about local volunteer opportunities in Indiana visit: in.gov/serveindiana/volunteer/