QUEENS, NY–(Marketwired – January 17, 2014) – Habitat for Humanity New York City hosted its 15th annual \”Building on a Dream\” Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend of service to recognize Dr. King\’s vision and continue his dream by organizing volunteers to rehabilitate vacant homes as well as revitalize the Roy Wilkins Park Family Center in Queens. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, President Barack Obama\’s national call to service initiative.
More than 160 volunteers led by 16 AmeriCorps members partnered with future Habitat NYC homeowners for this year\’s event. The volunteers were joined by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country who participated in the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
\”This weekend, Habitat NYC volunteers and future Habitat homeowners came together to honor Dr. King\’s legacy of service and advocacy by making a significant contribution to their community,\” said Neil Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat NYC. \”Their hard work echoes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.\’s message of social justice and service.