Yesterday, GGC employees and VISTAs celebrated Martin Luther King Day as a day on for service, not a day off. Early in the morning, we hosted local organizations doing service throughout Louisville in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.
Peter Hayes, with Service for Peace, co-hosted the event, bringing together organizations (including GGC) that had received mini-grants for MLK service, thanks to a larger grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
We held a meaningful discussion of the service each group is doing throughout the city and the Commonwealth, offered opportunities for collaboration, and spoke about what Dr. King’s day and legacy mean to each of us.
We were also happy to share our message with the media and the public. Check out WAVE3’s coverage here.
Several community partners gathered before volunteering their time to over a dozen projects across Louisville, including helping out at the Americana Community Center and serving food at Wayside Christian Mission.
Our own VISTAs took part in the service at Americana Community Center, and came back refreshed and recommitted to their mission to serve during this year.