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UWDE Chemours MLK Day
United Way of Delaware and Chemours – MLK Day of Service – Recap
January 29, 2018


United Way of Delaware and Chemours honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, on what would have been his 89th birthday with a day of service in the community. More than 100 volunteers showed up at four separate locations to lend a hand for causes they are passionate about.

A colorful mural was painted at Albert Jones Elementary school. The atmosphere was energetic at Operation Heroes where volunteers put together care packages to benefit Victory Village and Home of the Brave (two organizations that help homeless veterans).  Volunteers were also at Urban Promise and PAL, making sure the unifying spirit of Martin Luther King’s message was alive and present.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible  and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of non violence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. The nobel peace prize winner’s life is celebrated annually, as a reminder of the movement he led for equal treatment of all human beings.