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Dodd celebrates the Season of Service…

Posted by aaronjmarquez on November 13, 2007

U.S. Senator Chris Dodd 

According to the New Hampshire Presidential Watch, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) has (presumably) answered the non-partisan call to service issued over the weekend and, in turn, challenged the Granite State citizenry to act on behalf of those in need this holiday season. 

As Thanksgiving approaches, Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd today announced that his campaign will kick off a statewide initiative called the “Season of Service.” Dodd is asking the people of New Hampshire to donate items in an effort to give back to the community and to help those in need. The Dodd campaign will collect non-perishable food items such as canned goods, as well as clothing, books, and other items at their office in Manchester through December 12. The campaign will then donate the goods to a local nonprofit organization for distribution.

Dodd, who began his distinguished career in public service as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, issued the following statement on Wednesday:

“The people of New Hampshire have a strong tradition of looking out for their neighbors and coming together as a community. Jackie and I want to do everything we can to help in that effort. Whether it’s a warm winter coat or a truckload of groceries, every can counts toward making a difference in the lives of others. I hope that people across the state will join us in thinking of those in need this holiday season.”

This past June, Dodd introduced a comprehensive National Service plan called the American Community Initiative on the steps of City Hall in Nashua, NH, where John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for President in 1960.  The Senator’s bold plan was endorsed by ServeNext and several prominent leaders in the National Service community including Alan Khazei and Tim Shriver.

“Seasons of Service” donations can be dropped off at the Dodd Campaign’s State HQ at 379 Elm Street in Manchester through December 12th.

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