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2022 MLK Day of Service

- Posted by Author: Jenna in Category: Arc Past Events | 1 min read

Saturday January 22, 2022, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, Parking Lot of Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center (620 Simms Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802),

NEW DATE! DUE TO SNOW, THE MLK DAY OF SERVICE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IS RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 22ND FROM 1 – 4 PM. 

In honor of Dr. King’s work, The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (HR) is making it a day on, not a day off! Dozens of chapters of The Arc and partner organizations across the nation will work together to address food insecurity and promote inclusive volunteering to bring together people with and without disabilities to serve their communities on January 22nd. This year, The Arc of HR is partnering with The Salvation Army, Cargill, and Hope Distributed to organize a food drive and distribution to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

Be A Part of This Effort!

Volunteer to help Distribute Food Boxes – We’re in need of hearty volunteers who are willing to help distribute food boxes. For more information, visit this sign up page. Event will be outdoors so make sure to dress appropriately.

Interested in receiving a free food box for you and your family? We got you. No qualifications or ID needed. This is a drive through food pick up so swing on Saturday, January 22nd anytime between 1 – 4 PM at The Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center  (620 Simms Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802). To prevent the spread of COVID, please wear a mask when picking up.

Watch our 2022 MLK Day of Service Kick Off here! Thanks to Dr. Joanne Gabbin, Executive Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University, self-advocate Dick Simon and Captain Harold Gitau from The Salvation Army for so gracefully honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Have questions or accessibility needs? Contact marketing@hrarc.org or (540) 407-9862. Get up to date details on our MLK initiative at our Facebook Event page.

“People with disabilities are often perceived as the ones always in need of help, but in reality, they also have the desire and ability to help others and to play an active role in strengthening their own communities. In the true spirit of Dr. King, the Day of Service shines a light on what all people – including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities – can do to love, uplift, and support their neighbors.” – Heather Denman, Executive Director at The Arc of HR