More than 2,000 local employees and their families and friends have appointments tomorrow to “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve 13 locations throughout Western Washington and Spokane as part of 12th annual Comcast Cares Day.

This year, Comcast expects more than 70,000 Comcast volunteers to participate in over 600 projects across the country. It also expects to achieve the milestone of 3 million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since the event started in 2001. 

“The hard work of the who will be donating their time to help make such a big difference in the lives of others is inspiring,” said Len Rozek, regional senior vice president for Comcast in Washington.

Employees will fix up a home in Olympia for a person with disabilities under the auspices of Rebuilding Together of Thurston County. In Kent, the food repacking warehouse of Northwest Harvest that will be Comcast busy.

Workers from the Fife call center will be landscaping, painting and helping at HopeSparks, a Tacoma agency that assists people with mental health counseling, early education and support for families in crisis. Comcast volunteers will work with MetroParks Tacoma to remove invasive plant species, mulch, plant. and more at McKinley Park.