Each year since 1986, on the third Monday in January, a day established to honor Martin Luther King and bring attention to his work for civil rights, has become about more than that for many. The MLK Day of Service is observed as a “day on, not a day off” and empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity partnered with Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) on Monday January 20th with these results: One Day + 30 volunteers = 218 hours of service and 3 families lives forever changed!
This MLK Day the Tillamook Creamery staff joined forces with Habitat volunteers and community members to serve three families in the Ramps & Rails program as well as build new DIY products to sell in the Tillamook Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The projects included a new front porch and ramp for Veteran John and his wife Alice; Navy veteran Ron and his twin brother Don have new flooring; and Pat and Illa can safely get in and out of their home with their new ramp. Be sure to get over to the ReStore on Wednesday (hours are 10 am to 5 pm – Wednesday through Saturday), located across from the Creamery at 4192 Hwy. 101, Tillamook to check out the new benches, birdhouses and more!
The Habitat for Humanity Ramps & Rails program provides in-home safety modifications to help veterans, seniors and people with disabilities age safely in their own homes. Call 503-842-7472 or online at tillamookhabitat.org for more information.
Check out pictures of this incredible day of service! Thanks Cami Aufdemauer for the great photos.