Over 1800 enthusiastic servants of all ages participated in Glen Mar's annual Day of Service to serve our community and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 20, 2020. Some testimonies were captured by local tv station WJZ: Thousands Take Part in Day of Service to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This event was honored by recently receiving the 2019-2020 “Living the Dream” award from the Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. Read about it in Patch and City Biz List.
Some preliminary stats for activities are as follows:
114,400 meals packaged, 177 pillowcases sewn, 278 jump ropes braided, over 500 fishing kits assembled, over 50 dozen cookies decorated, 300 pencil kits made, 22 bunk beds for children constructed, about 35 blood donations collected, 288 health kits assembled, 45 no-sew blankets made, over 100 people received CPR training, and over 1,000 articles of clothing collected. In addition, many toy spin tops, teddy bears, and Tic-Tac-Toe kits were made, numerous meal kits for the homeless were assembled, house keys were made for Bridges to Housing Stability, a large number of bracelets were braided, and many letters of encouragement were written to those in the military, shut-ins, and college students.
Off-site groups worked at Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Howard County, Manna House in Baltimore and the Salvation Army Thrift Shop in Ellicott City.
Thank you to all who came out to serve!
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