2019 Day of Service Fulfilled Its Mission
About 1,345 enthusiastic servants of all ages participated in Glen Mar's annual Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 21.
Volunteers packaged 105,360 meals for the hungry, decorated 40 dozen cookies for inner-city school teachers, donated 38 units of blood to the American Red Cross, sewed 160 pillow cases for those undergoing treatment, made 44 no-sew blankets for the youth at Board of Child Care, constructed 11 bunk beds (22 beds) so no kid sleeps on the floor, and made about 2,700 spiritual bracelets for those in need of hearing about God’s love.
In addition, volunteers created 242 origami sea creatures for the Students Rebuild Ocean Challenge, made 50 "Welcome Home" keys for Bridges to Housing Stability, and packed 275 Code Blue meals for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Attendees wrote/colored 500+ notes for shut-ins, the elderly, active-duty military, collegians and confirmands. For Operation Christmas Child volunteers made 150 tops, 246 fishing kits, 241 health kits, 300 hygiene kits, 185 jump ropes, hundreds of teddy bears, tic-tac-toe boards, and bead kits. Volunteers served breakfast for 150 people at Manna House. Also, work crews served at the Board of Child Care and the Salvation Army Thrift Shop.
The event also fulfilled the community's desire to honor Dr. King's legacy and share a giving experience with children. Patrice, who came with her husband and three children, said they "left feeling fulfilled and grateful."
Thank you to our many volunteers and partners who made this event possible.