LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – As the holiday season kicked with Thanksgiving this past Thursday, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said that though the District is doing better financially, there is still much more work that needs to be done to improve the city – and the government can’t do it alone.

“We have posted massive budget surpluses in recent years, and we’re now able to use some of the financial breathing room they’ve given us to fund important investments – including an unprecedented commitment to affordable housing,” Gray said in his weekly radio address on All News 99.1.

Now as people celebrate, Hanukkah and Christmas, Gray is asking residents to take some time to volunteer to help make D.C. an even better place to live and thrive.

“You can do something as simple as donating canned goods or helping cook a holiday meal all the way to volunteering pro bono legal or consulting services,” he said.

Gray is asking for residents to take time out of their busy schedule to help one of the many non-profit organizations and government agencies that help the nation’s capital progress.

You can find out more about how to volunteer by visiting Serve DC – the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism by clicking HERE.

Listen to the Mayor’s full address here:

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