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Media Advisory: Thousands of Triangle Volunteers to Mobilize on MLK Day of Service

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CONTACT:
Irene Godínez
igodinez@unitedwaytriangle.org
Office: (919) 463-5013 | Cell: (919) 627-7511

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Way of the Greater Triangle’s 11th Annual MLK Day of Service

*EXCELLENT VISUALS*

Who:   United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is mobilizing 3000 volunteers across four counties.

What:  11th Anniversary Triangle-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  Over 30 volunteer community service projects will take place in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties with United Way Signature Projects in each county. This will be the largest mobilization of volunteers in the Triangle on MLK Day, 2016.

When:  Monday, January 18, 2016 | 9:00 am – noon

Where: 

Durham County-Rotary Signature Project
Location:         Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Time:             9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Volunteers:      470
Description:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bean bags

Durham County Signature Project
Location:       North Carolina Central University
The LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education and Recreation Complex
Time:           9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volunteers:     1200
Description:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making baby blankets
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bean bags
  • Creating alphabet, emotion, and classroom words flashcards
  • Making encouragement card

Wake County Signature Project
Location:      Saint Mary’s School
900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Time:          9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volunteers:    350
Description:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making baby blankets
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bean bags
  • Creating alphabet, emotion, and classroom words flashcards
  • Making encouragement card
  • Working in the school’s community garden

Social Media
United Way staff and volunteers will be using the social media hashtags #Uniting4Good #MLKDayTriangle to post updates to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram from events all across the area including the Signature Projects. The official UWGT social media handle is @UWTriangle.

https://www.facebook.com/UWTriangle/
https://twitter.com/UWTriangle
https://www.instagram.com/uwtriangle/