Every year since 1994 and on the third Monday of the month of January, the celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr takes on a whole new meaning as not so much a “day off” but as a day “on”. In 1994 congress designated this particular Federal holiday as a national day of service. Businesses, community organizations, civic leaders and the like encourage their employees and constituents to devote some time during the day to a service project in their communities.
Holly Hayes, a Fonville Morisey Sales Associate out of our Croasdaile office spent her day with the folks of local non-profit organization, Band Together, at Urban Ministries of Wake County. There they cleaned and organized the pantry checking for expired cans, stocking the shelves, weighing foods and even bagging rice and beans. That’s not all. They also performed these duties as well –
- Clinic cleaning, sanitize exam rooms, organize supply room.
- Lobby detail, vacuum all chairs, sanitize, dispose of magazines.
- Rake leaves, weed around exterior of building and dumpster area.
Participating in organized events like this is a great way to give back to the community. We at Fonville Morisey strive to do what we can throughout the year. Whether it be collecting donations for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, providing meals to a Raleigh charter school, or stocking up a pantry for a boarding school in Durham, throughout the year our Fonville Morisey family makes lasting contributions to our community.
Kudos to Holly for doing her part on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! Here are some images from her day at the Urban Ministries of Wake County. Click on an image below to see the slideshow or just view them one at a time.
Did you participate in MLK Day of Service this year? OR do you volunteer regularly for a local organization? We’d love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below. Perhaps you’ll inspire another blog post!
Special thanks to Holly Hayes for contributing content and photographs for this piece.