Howard County Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with “Day of Service Across Howard County”

Via the Howard County Government:

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, the Howard County Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, and the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County are encouraging residents to get out and volunteer on Monday, Jan. 21, as part of the County’s “Day of Service Across Howard County” project.

“Service and volunteerism are central to Dr. King’s vision of creating stronger, more inclusive communities across our nation. That is why I am proud that we have expanded the ‘Day of Service’ to now include more opportunities for residents to serve local nonprofits across Howard County,” said County Executive Ulman. “I encourage all residents to not only take part in the ‘Day of Service Across Howard County,’ but make an ongoing commitment to serve and strengthen our community throughout the year.”

This year’s “Day of Service Across Howard County” volunteer opportunities include:

  1. Sorting and re-stocking donated food at the Community Action Council’s Howard County Food Bank;
  2. Painting a community home belonging to The Arc of Howard County;
  3. Donating blood through the American Red Cross;
  4. Learning how to save a life with Hands-Only CPR from the County’s Department of Fire and Rescue Services;
  5. Visiting residents of the Tiber Hudson Senior Apartment Complex and participating in a day of fun by playing games like Bingo;
  6. Crafting cards with Fort Meade USO to send to our country’s service members;
  7. Completing the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County’s Step I training to become a qualified Volunteer Staff member; and
  8. Assisting Days End Farm Horse Rescue with barn chores and cleaning horse fields.

Those interested in volunteering for the “Day of Service Across Howard County,” may sign-up online at this link.

Prior to reporting to their volunteer assignment, all volunteers are also invited to join County Executive Ulman and Howard County Office of Human Rights Administrator Dr. C. Vernon Gray, for a “Day of Service” kick off celebration from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive in Columbia.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring a canned food item to the celebration to benefit the Howard County Food Bank.

For more information about the “Day of Service Across Howard County,” visit www.volunteerhoward.org/hocomlkserve or contact Gwen Hackney with the Office of Human Rights at 410-313-6430 or mhackney@howardcountymd.gov.

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