56 MLK Day projects supported by the Michigan Community Service Commission


LANSING, Michigan (WLNS) In the coming days, more than 5,000 volunteers will volunteer more than 16,000 hours to benefit Michigan communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The Michigan Community Service Commission announced today that it will help support 56 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteer projects this year.

Projects include providing children’s masks to organizations serving youth and thanking healthcare workers for caring for Michigan residents. Organizations have also planned projects to address community needs related to COVID-19, including food distribution events, homelessness support, mental health needs, and education and tools to prevent the spread. of infection.

“Serving our communities is an important way to advance the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while rallying to unite the Michiganders after a difficult year,” said Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. “I am proud to support the communities of our great state at a time when it is most needed. I encourage everyone to find a way to serve while respecting the safety guidelines. “

The Michigan Community Service Commission awards more than $ 20,000 in grants to organizations ranging from $ 100 to $ 1,000 to help communities recover from the impact of COVID-19. Funding was also provided by partners AmeriCorps the Agency and Youth Service America through the Allstate Foundation.

These projects are taking place in communities across the state, some of which still need volunteers. For a full list of projects supported by the Michigan Community Service Commission and details on how the Michiganders can join the efforts, visit https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94421_95498_6158 -549488–, 00.html