WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today congratulated the City of Trenton as the 2011 recipient of the ‘Make A Difference Day City Award’ from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  CNCS, a federal agency that engages Americans in public service, honored Trenton for its October 2010 Make A Difference Day when more than 300 volunteers cleaned up parks, picked up litter, and helped seniors with lawn maintenance.

“The City of Trenton exemplifies Ohioans’ commitment to their communities. The 300 volunteers in the City of Trenton deserve this national honor,” Brown said. “Ohioans have always answered the call when there is a need in their community and programs like CNCS unite hundreds to volunteer their time.” 

According to CNCS, more than 5 million Americans have participated in a service program run by the agency.

During Senate consideration of the Continuing Resolution for the 2011 budget, Brown was successful in maintaining CNCS funding. The House budget proposal eliminated programs run by the agency that include AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund.