Thank you to
all who participated!
2016 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service
Across Howard County
January 18, 2016
The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, and on the behalf of the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration committee, would like to thank everyone who served throughout Howard County in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. More than 260 of you took time from your holiday to make cards for seniors; learn Hands-Only CPR; discover non-violent language techniques; increase your awareness of volunteer opportunities; and clip, sort and tally coupons (totaling $12,420.13 in savings) for our troops stationed overseas.
Volunteers, including County Executive Kittleman, engaged in close to 500 hours of service with 12 local agencies. They served at the North Laurel Community Center, the Howard County Food Bank, Success in Style, Johnston Square Park, and at grocery stores across the county, collected 3,174 pounds of food and non-food items - despite blowing winds and below freezing temperatures! They worked as individuals; brought their families and friends; or participated as a team. Together accomplished much!
Couldn’t volunteer on January 18th? Volunteers are needed throughout the year. In the spirit of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we encourage you to volunteer with our partner organizations at another time. There are a variety opportunities available and new ones are always being added daily. Visit www.volunteerhoward.org for a current listing of volunteer opportunities or sign-up for a Volunteering Made Easy training to learn more.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at 410.715.3172 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much!