Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will forever hold a place in the hearts of millions of people around the world. While his messages focused on the immediate need for freedom from racism, discrimination and brutality toward African Americans, Dr. King also used his platform to shed light on global poverty, and the need for nations to come together to combat this epidemic. In Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize address in 1964 he says, “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”
More than 50 years later, Dr. King’s message still rings true, and unfortunately poverty, which generally lead to hunger and homelessness, continues to permeate our society. But together, we can do something about it, and honor Dr. King by making our small part of the world a better place. Even though we are closed today, you can help us end hunger and homelessness right here at home by doing one of these two things on this Day of Service, today and at any time:
1. Donate non-perishables and personal care items for our Food Pantry clients, our January wish list is here.
2. Make a financial contribution here. $.90 of every dollar received by Operation Hope goes directly to our clients by providing food, housing and supportive counseling.
We cannot take on this task by ourselves, and are truly grateful to be part of a community that cares so deeply for its neighbors in need. Thank you.