TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa's mayor is saying thanks to the many volunteers who've donated their time to the city. Mayor Dewey Bartlett hosted a volunteer appreciation event over the lunch hour to express his gratitude to those who've helped with mowing, removing graffiti, and picking up trash at a time when Tulsa was strapped for cash.
Volunteers say their kindness was contagious.
"I stopped on a Saturday morning and started painting this stuff, and people were coming by saying 'thank you, thank you,' and I said 'I've got extra stuff if you want to help," said one volunteer. "All of a sudden, two girls on their bicycles, got off and started helping."
Along with lunch, volunteers received certificates of recognition. Saturday is Make A Difference day, the largest day of community service in the nation.