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Legislation #: 150180 Introduction Date: 3/19/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, SHARP, HILL, JAMES, JR., MARCASON, WAGNER, TAYLOR, CURLS, CIRCO, GLOVER AND REED
Title: Recognizing and honoring Blake Harris for his dedication to his community through volunteerism.

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3/17/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/19/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150180

 

Recognizing and honoring Blake Harris for his dedication to his community through volunteerism.

 

WHEREAS, Blake Harris is an eighth grade student at Congress Middle School; and

 

WHEREAS, Blake started being interested in community services while in Cub Scouts and later through his church, the National Junior Honor Society and simply by following the example of family members; and

 

WHEREAS, two years ago, Blake started his project, “Pass It On,” to perform acts of kindness for people who need a helping hand; and

 

WHEREAS, Blake has done errands for the elderly, visited the sick and lonely, mowed lawns for neighbors, worked at a food bank, participated in fundraising walks, read to children with special needs, purchased food to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for a family in need, collated emergency bags for the homeless, gathered items for Christmas gift baskets, visits small children to read to them as the Cat in the Hat and shoveled snow for others; and

 

WHEREAS, Blake received a Prudential Spirit of the Community award which includes $1,000.00 and a trip to Washington, DC where he will meet other state honorees; and

 

WHEREAS, Blake also received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award at the bronze level with a letter signed by the President; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize and honor Blake Harris for his dedication to his community through volunteerism; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Blake Harris with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for his many volunteer services to the community and wishing him good luck in his future endeavors.

 

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