Augusta- The Maine Commission for Community Service has announced that the Women’s Health Resource Library is among 16 recipients of a recent award competition. The competition was designed to aide organizations in developing community service projects in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Service projects will be held on Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 18th or the weekend prior. Each of the 16 recipients will receive $450.00 dollars to aide in project planning. The Women’s Health Resource Library will host a free community luncheon at the Milbridge Elementary School on Saturday January 16th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Anyone unable to attend due to illness or infi rmity can have a meal delivered to their home. Transportation
will be provided to those needing a ride. The event will include students and community members sharing their thoughts about Dr. King and his legacy through readings and poetry. Posters commemorating MLK day created by area students will be on display. Winning posters will be announced.

The Martin Luther King Day of Service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the signifi cance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. This funding will allow participants to create and implement service projects that will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine’s volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommision.gov.