The group, which spanned age groups, celebrated Dr. King’s legacy “by heeding his call to serve others,” church representative Kristina Watts said.
More than 50 volunteers spent time on Jan. 16 putting together 20 buckets of cleaning supplies for Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter residents who are transitioning to independent housing.
The group, which spanned age groups, celebrated Dr. King’s legacy “by heeding his call to serve others,” church representative Kristina Watts said in an email.
Church members either donated the items themselves or money to purchase additional supplies.
Each “welcome home kit” contains environmentally friendly cleaning solutions and other green cleaning supplies. They’re intended to assist those people who are leaving the shelter get started caring for their new home.
“The Accotink group also made colorful MLK-themed crafts for the children at Beacon House, a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides tutoring, mentoring and other programs to at-risk children in Washington, D.C.,” Watts said.
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 10125 Lakehaven Court in Burke. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.