AmeriCorps Cape Cod Hosts Service Project in Honor of MLK, Jr.

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Americorps Cape Cod members gather care packages prepared by hundreds of volunteers at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.

SOUTH YARMOUTH -AmeriCorps Cape Cod is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School cafeteria.

This year’s day of service is for anyone looking for an opportunity to impact local non-profit organizations with a hands-on project.

“The reason we do this, obviously MLK was huge person in the civil rights movement, but he also had a very strong voice about giving back,” said Americorps member Ashley Gardner.

The projects include cleaning and organizing display shelves for the Harwich Family Pantry and the Yarmouth Food Pantry, pruning blueberry bushes for the Dennis Community Blueberry Patch, and sanding and painting greenhouse stools for the Meeting House Farm.

“MLK Day of Service is our opportunity to invoke MLK’s spirit of service by providing the people of Barnstable County the opportunity to give back to their communities,” said Andrew Platt, Program Coordinator for AmeriCorps Cape Cod.

“Every year, rather than taking the day off work at home, hundreds of our neighbors step up on MLK Day to make it a day on, not a day off.”

This event starts at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School where AmeriCorps will provide a light breakfast and a short reflection on MLK.

After, Projects 4-5 will take place in the cafeteria.

Volunteers assigned to projects 1-3 will disperse to their sites and can return home once the site project is finished.

Volunteers should have their own source of transportation.

RSVP by filling out the google form found on or the Facebook page for AmeriCorps Cape Cod.


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