By Marlene M. Fitzwater

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. 

MLK Day, Monday, January 15, 2024, is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are encouraging people to seek ways to assist the poorest of the poor and the sickest of the sick – terminally ill, homeless men and women – who are dying on our streets and along our rivers.

We are looking at MLK Day this year as a starting point. We need a fundraising team for “Big Day of Giving” on May 2, 2024. We would be grateful for assistance in recruiting Boy Scout troops to plan, implement, and maintain gardens on the Joshua’s House property. Additionally, we would welcome help with increasing awareness of Joshua’s House as we prepare to open in late spring this year!

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But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13