FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2022
CONTACT: Shari Paul
Building a Beloved Community: The Black Awareness Association and Juneau AmeriCorps Put Citizenship and Service into Action on MLK Day 2022
The Black Awareness Association and United Way of Southeast Alaska’s AmeriCorps Program will be serving breakfast and collecting necessary supplies for the Glory Hall and AWARE as part of MLK Day
In continuing the momentum and what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called ‘the Beloved Community,” the Black Awareness Association is partnering with the Juneau AmeriCorps to serve breakfast at the Glory Hall and collect supplies to support residents of the Glory Hall and AWARE.
WHO: Community members of Juneau
WHAT: Donation drive to collect requested supplies for the Glory Hall and AWARE Shelter
For more information and the link to the requested supply list: click on MLK button: https://www.unitedwayseak.org/
WHERE: St Paul’s Catholic Church 9055 Atlin Drive Juneau, Foodland and Superbear
WHEN: Monday, January 17, 2022 11:00am-3:00pm
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable, underpin racial equity, expand civic opportunities, and foster respect for individual differences. Citizens will take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. “Today we answer Dr. King’s call to serve and are making a difference in the lives of Juneau residents,” said Juneau AmeriCorps member, Monica Wafford . “A resourceful way to meet local needs, volunteer service is a powerful tool that builds strong communities. We are putting the core American principles of citizenship and service into action.”
United Way of Southeast Alaska manages the AmeriCorps Program in Juneau on behalf of Serve Alaska. Serve Alaska promotes and supports volunteerism across the state and brings AmeriCorps programs to Alaska. AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement.