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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COUNCIL JOINS THE CALL FOR “MLK DAY OF SERVICE” VOLUNTEERS

All Prince Georgians Encouraged to Engage in Volunteer or Virtual Community Activities on Dr. King Day - January 18   

The Prince George’s County Council encourages residents to engage in volunteer or virtual community causes, on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, 2021, “The MLK Day of Service.”

Council Members are joining the national call for all Americans to make an ongoing commitment to community service and engagement. This year, the Dr. King Holiday - a federally designated day of volunteer service - will fall on January 18, the Monday before President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr., is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America, and Vice-President- elect Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to serve as Vice-President, is also sworn in.   

 Prince George’s County Council Chair Calvin S. Hawkins, II, says giving back to our communities is critical to their success, especially during these challenging times.

“At no other time in recent history has service to our communities been more important, and Dr. King’s Birthday is a great opportunity for us to support and uplift our neighbors and fellow citizens. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, nonprofits and communities are finding creative ways for residents to engage in community service safely, and in many cases from their own homes.  We encourage our fellow Prince Georgians to help us honor Dr. King’s legacy by using this time to strengthen their own commitment to service.”

Prince George’s County Council Members will participate in MLK Day of Service events throughout Prince George’s County this holiday weekend.  A partial list of times and locations is as follows:

  • Council Chair Calvin S. Hawkins, II, will partner with County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, First Baptist Church of Highland Park, PEPCO, Christmas in April and G.S. Proctor & Associates to feed 600 families in a Countywide food distribution of fresh groceries on Monday, January 18. Council Vice-Chair Deni Taveras, and Council Members Tom Dernoga, Todd M. Turner, Jolene Ivey, Rodney Streeter, Monique Anderson-Walker and Sydney Harrison will join Chair Hawkins for this event.  

First Baptist Church of Highland Park - 6801 Sheriff Road, Landover

9:15 a.m.                      Food Distribution Kickoff Event 

10:00 a.m.                    Food Distribution Begins / Loading Boxes to be Delivered 

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Drive-Through On-Site Begins / Boxes Delivered to Pre-selected Homes 

 

  • At-Large Council Member Mel Franklin and Beltway Plaza Mall will conduct a Feed the Community Drive-Through Giveaway on Monday, January 18.  All locations while supplies last.

10:00 a.m.        Beltway Plaza Mall, 6000 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt

12:30 p.m.        Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville

2:30 p.m.          Old Towne Inn, 14745 Main Street, Upper Marlboro

 

  • District 3 Council Member Dannielle Glaros will participate in the Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Virtual Martin Luther King Day of Service and Youth Leadership Conference – 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 18.  Council Member Glaros will be honored as an “Our Community Champion,” by LAYC. 

 

  • District 8 Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker will distribute coats throughout District 8 and Prince George’s County Saturday, January 16th - Monday, January 18th to people of all ages and the homeless. Distribution sites include Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Eastover Shopping Center, Prince George’s County Men’s Shelter, Shepherds Cove, Allentown Road and Branch Avenue, and Senior Living Communities throughout District 8.

 

  •  District 9 Council Member Sydney Harrison in partnership with Purposeful Living and Giving will host a Virtual MLK Day of Service Awards Event at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18. Council Member Derrick L. Davis will also participate in this event.

Streaming:

Facebook Live – District 9 Council Member Sydney J. Harrison

YouTube – Council Member Sydney Harrison

For more information, contact District 9 at 301.952.3820 or CouncilDistrict9@co.pg.md.us

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