Over 10,000 Volunteers Honor Dr. King's Legacy By Serving Their Neighbors
Volunteers from the Capital District Chapter in Albany celebrated MLK Day by serving with a local food pantry
Hartford Chapter volunteers were joined by Rocky, the New Britain Rock Cats Mascot, as they educated neighbors on fire safety
Thousands will sleep more soundly tonight armed with practical tips to prevent home fires or with newly installed smoke detectors in their homes. Others will have full stomachs from food drives organized by their neighbors. School children will have dreams for their communities because they learned about one man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who believed that “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Volunteers across the U.S. honored and promoted the spirit of Dr. King with acts of service during the past weekend and on Monday’s national holiday. More than 10,500 volunteers served over 32,000 people, logging 48,000 hours in 34 states at 283 service sites coordinated by 53 HOPE worldwide Chapters and 9 additional organizations who were awarded sub-grants from HOPE worldwide through funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). These volunteers promoted fire safety and disaster preparedness, painted community centers, organized food pantries, read to children about non-violent ways to address conflicts and donated blood among many other events. Click here for the full report and a great video highlighting some of our events. More stories and pictures below!
What our partners are saying about us:
A representative from the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships congratulated our volunteers on their great work on MLK Day, along with an Executive from Global Impact, a leader in growing global philanthropy. Across the country, local partners and service recipients expressed their gratitude and desire to have our volunteers return to serve again!
American Red Cross thanks HOPE worldwide Chapters for successful eight-year partnership.Click here to read the letter.
We at HOPEww are deeply grateful to the American Red Cross for the honor of serving together over the past eight years.