RSVP Volunteers Serve Mother Teresa Shelter Clients on MLK Day

Photo Opportunity on January 15th

WHEN:          Monday, January 15, 2018, from 8am - 9am

WHERE:        Mother Teresa Shelter, 513 Sam Rankin Street

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer the questions by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Locally, the City of Corpus Christi Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has selected to support homeless initiative programs on MLK Day.

This year, the RSVP community service project will be to provide warmth to Mother Teresa Shelter clients by serving them coffee, hot cocoa, and pastries while they utilize homeless services at the shelter. The Senior Corps programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States. The local RSVP program is 334 volunteers strong, having served 43,236.84 volunteer hours during 2017, valued at $1,087,410.55 (per national calculator).

To learn more about the RSVP program, visit (click ‘Senior Services’), or contact RSVP Director Ericka Maldonado at (361) 826-3148.

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