VISTA Leader Coordinates for MLK Day of Service

IMG_1144MLK Day of Service is a national service day that AmeriCorps members across the country take part in, hosting or participating in various service projects aimed at fighting poverty within their community. For the VISTA North Texas Project, VISTA Leader Chanell Rose coordinated with Denton County Homeless Coalition and partner agency Giving Hope to bring all of the North Texas VISTAs together to lend a hand with the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count. All 14 VISTAs within the project, 2 VISTA Leaders, and the Project Director Christina Penland spent Saturday morning, January 21st, packing 200 incentive bags to give out to homeless members of the community during the PIT count surveys. These bags are filled with toiletries, clothing, and other essentials for the colder winter months. The full 17 member VISTA North Texas Project came together in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s day of service, and also took the chance to connect and grow as a North Texas team.

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