Contact: Mark Mattern


Tel. (717) 545-7299

January 13, 2014




MLK Jr. Day of Service Set for Allison Hill



Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area has announced that the local non-profit will team with several other organizations on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for a special “Day of  Service.”  This year, MLK Jr. Day falls on Monday, January 20, 2014.


Habitat for Humanity will work in conjunction with the Brethren Community Ministries (bcmPEACE), Brethren Housing Association, The Harrisburg Rain Barrel Coalition, Tri County Community Action and the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.


Projects this year will include a Youth Poetry Workshop, Painting, Beautification, Clean-ups, Minor Home Repair and much more. Participants will gather on January 20th at the Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren located at 219 Hummel Street in Harrisburg, PA.MLK Jr. Day of Service Allison Hill


Registration, which includes a light breakfast, will go from 8:00 AM until 9:15 AM.  PA State Senators Rob Teplitz will welcome volunteers at 9:00 AM. The first session will run from 9:30 AM until Noon.  Lunch and an MLK program will follow until 1:00 when the afternoon session begins.  Registration for the afternoon will begin at 11:30 AM.  The afternoon session runs from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.


Participants are asked to make sure they are present before the session start times as many of the projects are off-site. These locations will all be in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg.


For more information or to register, go to or call Julie at Tri County Community Action at 717-232-9757, Ext. 105.  Walk-ins will be welcome to register the day of the event.


Katie Manzullo-Thomas, Habitat for Humanity's Community Outreach Coordinator and an AmeriCorps Member, represented Habitat during the planning of the upcoming event.  Manzullo-Thomas is working with Habitat for Humanity through the AmeriCorps Program.


Habitat International has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that funds and oversees AmeriCorps programs, since 1994. Since then, more than 5,000 AmeriCorps members have served with Habitat for Humanity around the country (including dozens here in Harrisburg), building homes, serving communities and gaining valuable perspective about the challenges that face our country and how to meet those needs.  



Media Notice:  Those interested in visiting different sites on the 20th are asked to stop by the Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren during the morning registration, 8:00 AM until 9:15 AM and during the mid-day break from 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM.


Please contact Mark Mattern if you need more details: 717-545-7299

Day of the event: 717-756-6559


MLK Day Events, January 20 2014

Detailed Schedule, Times and Locations


8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration and breakfast at Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM

Volunteer welcome and Orientation.

Remarks by PA State Senator Rob Teplitz

Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren

9:30 AM to 12 Noon Service projects across Allison Hill.


Youth Poetry Workshop

Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren

219 Hummel St, Harrisburg


Childcare area painting project

YWCA Greater Harrisburg

1101 Market St., Harrisburg


Community Action panel painting for vacant houses

Jump Street

100 N Cameron St., Harrisburg


12 to 1 PM

Lunch Program

Presentation of Drum Major for Service award to William (Bill) Jamison.


Remarks by Nathaniel Gadsden, local poet and motivational speaker


Selections from Youth Poetry workshop

Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren

219 Hummel St

1:15 PM to 3 PM

Service projects across Allison Hill



Brethren Community Ministries (bcmPEACE)

Neighborshare (helping shut-in residents with household chores)

various locations


Brethren Housing Association building rehab

Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel St

web design donated by
hosting donated by

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area
900  S. Arlington Ave., Suite 131A, Harrisburg, PA  17109

P. 717•545•7299 F. 717•545•0096