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ROCHESTER, Minn. — More than 650 mayors across the country spent today thanking and recognizing volunteers.
Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede is among them.
Brede spent the morning helping volunteers at the Channel One Food Bank.
He then issued a proclamation recognizing national services, such as AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps.
Brede says financial challenges at all levels of government show how important volunteers are in the community.
“As programs are getting cut at funding from both the, maybe local, state and federal, we need those volunteers to be here to help with the jobs that are here,” Brede said.
Approximately 200 Seniorcorps volunteers and Americorps members are currently serving in the Rochester area.