UlsterCorps Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service â€“
January 18, 2010
Rosendale, NY, December 29, 2009 – Martin Luther King Jr., Day has been transformed from a holiday into a national day of community service grounded in Dr. Kingâ€™s teachings of nonviolence and social justice. A list of open houses, volunteer training sessions, and other service events can be found on UlsterCorpsâ€™ website: www.ulstercorps.org or at UlsterCorpsâ€™ storefront at 292 Main Street in Rosendale, which will be open from 10am-3pm Monday January 18th to assist volunteers in finding local service opportunities and follow-up at the end of the day. Coffee and refreshments donated by generous local businesses including the Alternative Baker will be served.
The aim is to make the holiday a day ON (not off), where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the â€œBeloved Communityâ€ that Dr. King envisioned. Dr. King Jr. once said â€œLife’s most urgent and persistent question is: What are you doing for others?â€ and devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all.
UlsterCorps, created in early 2009, is a countywide resource, working with community service agencies to encourage the use of volunteers, facilitate successful volunteer placements, and nurture collaborations among service organizations throughout Ulster County.