RSVP Coordinator

Celebrating MLK Day with “Valentines for Vets”
In 1983 Congress created a federal holiday to mark the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be celebrated the third Monday of each January. In 1994, Congress went on to designate the holiday as a day of service and volunteering known as the MLK Day of Service. In honor of the 2015 MLK Day of Service, 48 kids at the Detroit Lakes Boys and Girls Club spent the afternoon with volunteers and staff from the RSVP Program of Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership with the intent to honor area Veterans on Valentine’s Day. The group created over 63 homemade cards that said things like “Thank you for serving”; “I love the Army”; and “You are brave”. The cards were then delivered to the Veteran’s Home in Fergus Falls to be distributed to residents on Valentine’s Day.
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a part of Senior Corps which is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. For more information on how you can serve your community as a volunteer, contact Amy Dallmann or Karen Lenius with RSVP of Mahube-Otwa at 218-847-1385.

-Amy Dallmann