The 5pm Post – Want to Volunteer MLK Day?

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From an email:

Monday, January 16, (10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm or 10am-4pm)

Sign up today for our We the People-MLK Day projects.  Please register ASAP!  Spots fill quickly.   All volunteers 14 and over are welcome.

You will be placed on one of these two projects:

Rachael’s Women Center
One of two day shelters for homeless people in DC, the center provides a warm community space, two hot meals, access to showers and laundry services and a sense of home.  Help us rehab the building by painting, installing shelving, and tearing up carpet.
Rising Sun Baptist Church Community Center
Once complete, the center will house four of the church’s ministries including a food pantry, clothes drive, HIV/AIDS testing, and activities for children of incarcerated parents.  We will be installing flooring, cabinets and more.

To participate, a $25 tax-deductible donation is requested.  This donation is matched by an anonymous Yachad donor.