United Way urges volunteering on MLK Day

Today is a national day of service

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January 20, 2020 - 7:21 am

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WWL's Patty Burnaman reporting...

United Way is partnering with the mayor of New Orleans on Clean Up NOLA days as part of the way the city honors the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, the United Way kicked off their observance of MLK day with more than 300 volunteers in the Hoffman triangle. 

Kirby Nagle, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for United Way of Southeast Louisiana says, “United Way is excited to partner with Mayor Cantrell on her Clean

Up Nola Campaign for 2020.  During the next year, volunteers will get out and clean up, pick up trash,  old tires, etc. in each council district in the city.”

Nagle says there are many ways that you and your family can give back.  One she suggests in volunteering with ARC, sorting and packaging Mardi Gras beads for resale to the float riders in the city is a great opportunity for the whole family.  They are especially busy this time of year.

The family Justice center will train volunteers to be a children’s advocate in the court system,  it only takes a couple of hours a week to help a child.

United Way partners with over 60 agencies in our area, and they need volunteers of every age and skill.  For more information on how you can give back.

Click here for more ways you can volunteer through United Way...

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