Tri County Community Action Partners with Local Organizations to Serve Allison Hill Community
On: January 16, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
Harrisburg – Tri County Community Action is pleased to partner with local organizations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Allison Hill on Monday, January 19, 2015. Fourteen different service projects, including painting, clean-ups, beautification, and minor home repair will be completed throughout the Allison Hill neighborhood. Tri County Community Action has been working in conjunction with The YWCA, Brethren Community Ministries (bcmPEACE) and Brethren Housing Association to organize this Day of Service.
More than 250 volunteers are anticipated to attend this year’s event which will kick off at 8:30am at the First Church of the Brethren at 219 Hummel Street, Harrisburg.
“Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ We answer this question on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by coming together, as we do every year, to serve our neighbors and our community, Kathy Possinger, Executive Director Tri County Community Action said. “We have 14 different projects underway throughout the Allison Hill community – they are taking place at the food bank, the clothing bank, volunteers are serving food and painting community murals for the ArtUP projects and some are preparing a home for a previously homeless family to move into and call their own…a lot of positive things are happening today; some are small, some are big, but all are great, and as Dr. King also said, ‘If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.’”
Participants will gather at the Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren located at 219 Hummel Street in Harrisburg, PA.
8:30 AM Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome & Brief Program
9:30 AM Dispersal to Service Sites throughout the Community
12:00 PM Box Lunches delivered to the Service Sites
2:00 PM Conclusion of Service Projects
More information is available atwww.centralpamlkday.org/volunteer Walk-ins welcome to register the day of the event!
About Tri County Community Action
Tri County Community Action, part of America’s Poverty Fighting Network, has been helping people and changing lives throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties for over 48 years as a private, nonprofit, community development agency. Offering a comprehensive approach to individual, family, and neighborhood success, Tri County Community Action offers a myriad of programming – budgeting, home ownership, parenting, and financial literacy education, as well as enhanced supportive services, such as child development, case management, and community revitalization – all in an effort to support families, strengthen communities and eliminate poverty throughout the Capital Region.