Community Response to Recent Weather Crisis
a Tribute to the Work of Dr. King
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence"
- Martin Luther King Jr.
The entire Open Hand team would like to express our gratitude to the hundreds of volunteers who answered our call for help during the weather crisis.
We would also like to express our great appreciation for Atlanta's media family - The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, CBS Atlanta, FOX 5, WSB TV 2 and our good friends and neighbors at 11Alive. Each of you responded to our call for volunteers without hesitation -- and they heard you -- and our community did us proud!
All of you helped us get much needed provisions to hundreds of our elderly and disabled neighbors, and we couldn't have done it without you. Many of the people you delivered provisions to were contemporaries of Dr. King: individuals who sacrificed mightily so that their children and grandchildren might capture the opportunity of which Dr. King so often spoke. How fitting.
On Janurary 17, we will participated in a special day of service in memory of Dr. King - special because you have so recently reminded us what this day is all about. Rest assured, you have made a difference - and you are appreciated. regularly supported through many corporate volunteers who provide the manpower we desperately need to ensure that our clients receive their meals. Some companies even allow their associates time away from work for community service, and many of those hours are spent at Open Hand.
The Open Hand Team
We invite you to share your thoughts with us about your volunteer experience this past week or on volunteerism in general on our Facebook (Open Hand Atlanta) or Twitter (OpenHandAtlanta) pages.