Atlanta Falcons Announce their Rise Up Atlanta Volunteerism Initiative

May 4,2012

The Atlanta Falcons will held a news conference on Thursday, May 3, 2012 to announce their Rise Up Atlanta Volunteerism initiative. The Falcons have partnered with Hands On Atlanta in an effort to encourage volunteerism across the city. Beginning May 3, Falcons fans and community‐minded volunteers can log onto to sign up for a variety of volunteer opportunities coordinated by Hands On Atlanta. Fans who sign up and attend a volunteer activity will receive a Falcons Rise Up team t‐shirt.

The Falcons also kicked off the new “Rise Up Atlanta” volunteer program by participating in the fourth annual All‐Associates Day, when more than 180 associates from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers, PGA TOUR Superstores, AMB Group, and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation – collectively known as the Blank Family of Businesses – join together at City of Refuge – a non‐profit organization dedicated to helping families become stable, secure and productive. Volunteers will spend the morning at City of Refuge working on four key projects: constructing an indoor playground, planting an urban garden, remodeling resident dormitories, and painting an indoor mural. The Blank Family of Businesses provided the City of Refuge with a $60,000 grant to build the indoor playground that will serve resident and neighborhood families.