FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2013
COH Contact: Staci Gorden, (202) 407-7754, email@example.com
Washington, DC –Over 50 volunteers from across the city will participate in two Community of Hope service projects on January 19th as part of the MLK Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and President Obama’s national call to service initiative. Community of Hope volunteers will join hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service.
On Saturday, January 19th from 9am – noon, the organization will host volunteer service projects in two quadrants of the city. Volunteers will selflessly devote time and energy in order to keep two of Community of Hope’s housing facilities in tip top shape! Community of Hope provides short-term, transitional and permanent supportive housing to homeless families across the city.
Kelly Sweeney McShane, Executive Director of Community of Hope says, “Community of Hope is lucky to benefit from the faithful, committed support of volunteers, advocates and donors. We couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to honor Dr. King’s legacy than to bring together people from all walks of life who want to help their neighbors in need.”
This year, the federal holiday commemorating the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. coincides with the 57th Presidential Inauguration, which includes a National Day of Service under President Obama’s United We Serve initiative. The MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides – today and throughout the year.
For over 30 years, Community of Hope has worked to improve the health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals in the District of Columbia by providing healthcare, housing with supportive services, and educational opportunities. Community of Hope was recognized by the Washington Post for the 2012 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.