Tourism Cares Volunteers Schedule Work in Sacramento
Tourism Cares organized a volunteer force to help restore historic sites in Old Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 28. Sacramento was California’s capital city and the gathering place for the California Gold Rush of 1849. The event was scheduled to coincide with World Tourism Day. Volunteers will arrive in Sacramento Sept. 27 and work all day on Sept. 28.
Volunteers will paint, landscape and rebuild areas in Old Sacramento, a National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park located along the Sacramento River. Work will also be done at Fort Sutter and other sites around the historic district.
“Volunteers will be greeted by an enthusiastic, appreciative and welcoming Sacramento tourism industry as they do important restoration and general refurbishing,” said Bruce Beckham, executive director of Tourism Cares. “This is meaningful work that will help our colleagues in Sacramento continue to proudly interpret the history and culture of their city.”
Tourism Cares is a 501c(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to preserving the travel experience by awarding grants to natural, cultural and historic sites worldwide; presenting academic and professional development scholarships to students of hospitality and tourism; and organizing volunteer efforts to restore tourism-related sites in need of care and rejuvenation.