For many people across the country, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of on rather than a holiday to do volunteer work. Most local nonprofits host some sort of event where volunteers from the community come to help with service projects. This includes working in community gardens, urban farms, reading to children, and cleaning open door his ministry’s kitchen.
High Point University Americorps VISTA, Bonner Leaders, Students, and Faculty are actively involved in these projects. High Point University VISTA plans many of these service projects. The positive impact on local organizations is enormous, as many institutions do not have the resources or volunteers needed to get anything done during the year.
Carl W. Vierling is Executive Director of the Greater High Point Food Alliance. Contact him at email@example.com