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Registration is open for the 2014 United Way Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service. There are more than 1,000 volunteer spots allocated for people wanting to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by volunteering to help in the four-county metro region.
The event taking place Jan. 18-20, 2014, brings together 46 organizations who work on various issues in the community, including education, poverty, literacy, older adults, the environment, animals and homelessness. This year, there’s a special focus on projects that support United Way’s goal of breaking the cycle of childhood poverty in our region. Together, volunteers are expected to generate $75,387 in value for the community from 3,900 hours of volunteer service.
This is the seventh year United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has hosted the MLK Weekend of Service. The event is organized by Hands On Greater Portland, United Way’s volunteer program. The Boeing Company is the presenting sponsor for the third year in a row.
“Martin Luther King, Jr. once said ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?’” Keith Thomajan, president and CEO of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette said. “We’re excited to honor Dr. King and offer a way for each and every one of us to answer that question through volunteer service. Together, we can build a stronger community.”
Projects are currently open for signup at unitedway-pdx.org/mlk. Individuals can sign up on their own, and friends, families and companies can also organize teams. People who sign up a four-person team are eligible to win an iPad Mini. United Way will be sending a list of selected volunteer projects to the media on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. These projects will be prepared to field media inquiries and offer compelling photo and video opportunities.
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