Mobilizing for a MLK Weekend of Service
Volunteers at the non-profit Rebuilding Center on North Mississippi Avenue honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy by preparing materials for home repairs that are affordable for everyone. Sponsored by the United Way, nearly 2,000 volunteer opportunities will be part of this weekend’s annual MLK Weekend of Service.
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and partners will be mobilizing nearly 2,000 volunteer opportunities across 73 community projects as part of the 12th annual MLK Weekend of Service.
From sprucing up libraries and school gardens to sorting books for kids to packaging donated food for families in need – MLK Weekend of Service offers countless opportunities for community members to give back and help build Dr. King’s vision throughout the Portland metro region.
The event runs from Friday, Jan. 18 through Monday, Jan. 21 with volunteer projects each day. The public service tasks are seen an integral way United Way can promote its public service mission, including reducing childhood poverty and advancing racial equity.
MLK Weekend of Service draws support from Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and supported by Bank of America, Comcast, Daimler Trucks North America, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Umpqua Bank, Dunn Carney, with special thanks to U.S. Bank.
For a full list of volunteer activities throughout the weekend, visit unitedway-pdx.org/mlk.