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Broward College Gives Back to the Community with MLK Day of Service Awards, Providing $190,986 to Local Organizations

December 2, 2015 | News

MLK Day of Service honors Martin Luther King, Jr. with various volunteer opportunities

With funding from the Florida Legislature, Broward College, in partnership with the 2016 MLK Day of Service Advisory Board, awarded $190,986 to 42 community organizations to support volunteer projects that honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and transform Monday, Jan. 18 into a day of volunteerism in the local community. This year’s volunteer opportunities include building homeless survival kits, producing health gardens, creating affordable housing and revitalizing community buildings, organizing food drives to benefit veterans, and much more. The public is now welcome to register for one of these volunteer projects. For a full list of available service projects and to register to become a volunteer, visit http://www.broward.edu/MLkservice or http://bit.ly/1lqzi2g. The 1,200 individuals to register by Monday, December 14 at 12 p.m. will receive a free Broward College MLK Day of Service t-shirt.

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“Broward College is thrilled to increase the much-needed support for these MLK Day of Service projects, nearly doubling the award amount to support community organizations and their proposals,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. “One of our priorities is to encourage volunteerism and service within the community year round, and these notable volunteer projects offer the opportunity for sustained service and ongoing community involvement.”

The Broward College MLK Day of Service Awards were awarded to various community groups to develop service projects that positively impact the local area and address education, health, clean energy and environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, basic needs, disaster preparedness, veterans and military families’ issues, public safety or neighborhood projects. Last year, the Broward College MLK Day of Service Awards granted 24 awards to 20 organizations, totaling $96,406.

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