2017 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service
across Howard County
January 16, 2017
On behalf of the organizers, partners and Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, Thank YOU for helping make Martin Luther, Jr Day of Service 2017 a time of community involvement.
In collaboration with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Commission on the Day of Service Across Howard County, the MLK Day of Service 2017 was a success, 215 plus volunteers engaged in over 500 hours of service with 13 local agencies.
At the Columbia Gateway Center, projects included: creating door ornaments for seniors managed by the Columbia Art Center and Howard County’s Office of Aging and Independence; 100+ recipe cards were colorized for Food Bank clients to offer nutrition information and meal ideas; coupons were clipped and sorted for service members to use at their military bases; and Hands Only CPR (AED) and Stop the Bleed training was offered by Howard County Fire and Rescue Services.
Offsite opportunities included collecting and delivering 4,976 pounds of non-perishable food items at local grocery stores for the Howard County Food Bank; sorting and processing clothing donations at Success in Style; farm maintenance at Days End Farm, Horse Rescue and VCSHC offered training on how to identify volunteer opportunities in the region. The center also promoted opportunities to serve as facilitators for Be You and over 15 projects managed by Glen Mar UMC and Ames Memorial UMC.