Save the Date: January 21, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service
across Howard County
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Additional important dates:
Friday, December 7 — Deadline for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest
Friday, December 21 - Living the Dream Nominations Due
Sunday, January 20 — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
The January 15th Day of Service, in collaboration with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, was a success. More than 224 volunteers engaged in over 693 hours of service with 12 local agencies have been confirmed.
Projects included: creating 244 door ornaments for seniors managed by the Columbia Art Center and Howard County’s Office of Aging and Independence; 90 recipe cards were colorized for Food Bank clients to offer nutrition information and meal ideas; coupons worth over $ 6500 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 more than 5000 pounds of non-perishable food items at local grocery stores for the Howard County Food Bank; farm maintenance at Days End Farm; Horse Rescue; restocking inventory at Chesapeake Restore and VCSHC offered training on how to identify volunteer opportunities in the region. The center also promoted projects managed by Glen Mar UMC and Ames Memorial UMC.
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