National Day of Service: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Today, January 21st, people from all walks of life across the United States are banding together to try and answer this questionThe MLK Day of Service is one piece of President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.  Around the Fargo Moorhead Community, volunteer groups are forming to tackle projects, and here at Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, we’re gladly taking part in this national event!

 

Teachers and staff from JPII Catholic Schools spend the morning at Habitat ReStore as part of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service.

Today we welcome teachers and staff from JP II Catholic Schools in Fargo, who are turning their day off from school into a day on to help out at Habitat ReStore. The ReStore relies on volunteer groups like this one to complete large tasks that would be very difficult to accomplish with our small staff.  ReStore Volunteers help keep our costs low so that we can use all store proceeds to further Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s goal of providing simple, decent and affordable housing for families in Cass and Clay Counties.

“We are excited to make our in service day, a day of service to the community,” said Karin Larson, JPII Catholic Schools. “We tell our students to give back and felt it was important for us as teachers and staff to give back too.”

If you’re not able to take part in a volunteer project for the National Day of Service, don’t worry- Habitat ReStore has volunteer projects available all year long! Whether you are interested in helping out in the store on a regular basis, serving on a committee, or know a group that needs a volunteer project, Habitat ReStore has something for everyone.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, visit our website.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and gently used building supplies, furniture, appliances, and much more to the general public. All proceeds raised by the store support Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to provide affordable homes for families in Cass and Clay Counties.

 

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