Durham’s annual count of people experiencing homelessness is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2018. If a congregation or other organization pays for a motel room for someone in need or operates a “cold weather shelter” on that night, those individuals should be included in Durham’s count of homeless people. If your congregation does provide assistance to keep a family or individual out of the cold on the night of January 24th or have any questions about the 2018 homeless Point in Time Count, please contact Lloyd Schmeidler at Lloyd.firstname.lastname@example.org. People interested in volunteering to assist with counting Durham’s unsheltered people must register athttps://sites.google.com/view/bullcityfreshstart/registration.
The Durham Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Steering Committee, Inc. is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Keeper of the Dream Award. Nomination submissions are due by Friday, December 29, 2017. Attached are the 2018 Keeper of the Dream Instructions and Nomination Form.
Please disseminate throughout your network.
The Keeper of the Dream Award is a public recognition of individuals, organizations, or institutions for outstanding leadership and/or service to improve the quality of life for all citizens and work toward racial equality, human rights, peace and economic justice for all people. Annually, the MLK Steering Committee acknowledges one individual and one organization.
Nominees must be a resident or previous resident of the Durham Community, of any age, demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or service to improve the quality of life for all citizens and work toward racial equality, human rights, peace and economic justice for all people and not have recently received honors or recognition for this act.
To make a nomination, please complete the attached nomination form and email to email@example.com mail to P.O. Box 1469, Durham, NC 27702.
The Durham Community Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) community-based organization committed to preserving the legacy and example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by planning appropriate ceremonies and programs in recognition of the King Holiday. To make a tax deductible donation to support Academic Scholarships for high school seniors in Durham, click here.
If you have any questions, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 423-8089.
We’ll be discussing prospective dates, host sites, and preachers for the service, to be held sometime during the week of Jan. 18-25. We’ll also be looking at the theme and resources shared globally for this celebration.
Please let me know if you plan to attend, or if you can’t attend but you’d like to stay involved in preparations or participate in the service itself. I anticipate there will be a follow-up meeting during the week of Nov. 27, and another the week of Jan. 8.
Rev. Spencer W. Bradford, Executive Director
Durham Congregations In Action 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701
919.688.2036, Office 919.824.8848, Cell and Text