The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Inspires WARM volunteer during 6th annual MLK Day of Hope
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January 11, 2022
Media Contact: JC Lyle
THE LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. INSPIRES WARM VOLUNTEERS DURING 6TH ANNUAL MLK DAY OF HOPE
WILMINGTON, NC – For the sixth straight year, WARM is mobilizing volunteers to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping their neighbors on MLK Day. Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
On January 17th, WARM volunteers will serve the people in our community by making urgent safety and health-related repairs and accessibility improvements. Volunteers will help install railings, make repairs to flooring and siding, replace steps, and install grab bars in bathrooms, among other things. The homeowners include veterans, people with disabilities, the elderly, and single parent families. The repairs are done at absolutely no cost to the homeowner.
Substandard housing poses a risk to the health and well-being of its occupants, visitors, and neighbors. According to the American Housing Survey, approximately 6 million homes in the United States are substandard. WARM volunteers put their hearts into every rebuild and we believe everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home.
To learn more, or to volunteer, please visit warmnc.org or call (910) 399-7563.
WARM’s mission is to repair, rebuild, and make homes accessible; and to inspire service, generosity, and hope. Urgent repairs address threats to safety, health, and accessibility. By rebuilding homes in disrepair or damaged by severe weather, WARM is preserving affordable housing for the community and supporting our homeowners’ goals to remain self-sufficient and live with dignity and independence. Repairs are provided at no cost to homeowners who qualify. WARM serves Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender counties.