United Way of Wayne County is once again holding its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service. The weekend will consist of multiple opportunities to serve. “We believe it is important to continue to honor Martin Luther King’s legacy by bringing people and resources to improve our community,” said Sherry Archibald, United Way of Wayne County Executive Director.
There are three opportunities to serve on Saturday, January 14th. The first is with Habitat for Humanity. They are looking for volunteers on their job site (constructing houses) at 714 N. Alabama St., Goldsboro. The job site will be open from 7:45 am to 3:30 pm. Please arrive at 7:50 am for the first shift and 11:50 am for the second shift and must wear closed-toed shoes and dress according to the weather. Volunteers are asked to visit www.habitatgoldsboro.org and under the volunteer section, complete the waiver.
The second opportunity to serve is with American Red Cross’ Sound the Alarm program to help install smoke alarms in a couple of neighborhoods in Goldsboro. Volunteers will meet at 600 N. George St. at 9 am for welcome remarks, brief training, and a light breakfast. Volunteers will then be grouped in teams of three and proceed to the designated neighborhoods. To volunteer for this event, email Pilar at [email protected]. Bilingual speakers are encouraged to volunteer.
The third opportunity to serve is at 10:00 am at the Wayne County Public Library making handmade bookmarks for new library card holders and composing messages to go into pill bottles for senior center/hospice residents. Volunteers should be able to make simple drawings and have neat/legible handwriting. Register to volunteer at https://www.unitedwayne.org/mlk-day-2023.
The last opportunity to serve is on Monday, January 16, at 11 am at Brookdale on Country Day Road. Volunteers or volunteer units (families) will spend time playing board games with the residents. To volunteer for this event please contact Pilar at 919-735-3591 or [email protected].
United Ways lead communities in volunteer opportunities and collaborating to serve in honor of Martin Luther King is a great way to serve and bring people together. As he stated, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” As a community full of generous and caring individuals, Wayne County citizens are encouraged to consider serving this weekend for the National Day of Service.