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UPDATE: MLK Day Beach Cleanup Postponed Until Saturday, January 22nd | Join AmeriCorps Cape Cod, CARE for Cape & Islands and Center for Coastal Studies on MLK Day!

By on January 13, 2022 in Misc, Press Releases, Recent News
  •  UPDATE: MLK Day Beach Cleanup Postponed Until Saturday, January 22nd Due to inclement weather on Monday, January 17th, we have decided to postpone the MLK Day Beach Cleanup. The rescheduled date for the event is Saturday, January 22nd. 

MLK Day 2022 “A Day On, Not a Day Off: Help Keep Cape Cod Clean” 

AmeriCorps Cape Cod to celebrate MLK Day on Cape Cod’s Beaches

January 16, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – MLK Beach Clean-up, “A Day On, Not a Day Off: Help Keep Cape Cod Clean” has been postponed until Saturday, January 22 due to inclement weather on Monday, January 17. The new rain date is scheduled for January 23, 2022. Registration will remain open until noon on Thursday, January 20th.

Multiple time slots (10 AM-12 PM, 12 PM-2 PM) and locations are still available for those interested in volunteering. Social distancing and masking are encouraged. Visit https:/americorpscapecod.org/annual-program-events/ to learn more about the event and how to sign up.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod is proud to have organized and hosted annual MLK Day service events for over 20 years. These projects have addressed numerous community needs, including food security, education, homelessness, and the environment.

“We are excited to be hosting an in-person MLK Day event this year and invite the community to join us as we honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and message by working together to keep Cape Cod’s shorelines clean,” said Phoebe Plank, Program Specialist for AmeriCorps Cape Cod.

MLK Day is the only federal holiday recognized as a National Day of Service – a “day on, not a day off.” Observed on the third Monday in January every year, individuals are encouraged to volunteer together to improve their communities. For the past 26 years, AmeriCorps programs across the country have been charged with leading this effort. The goal of the day is to help preserve the health and beauty of Cape Cod’s shorelines for future generations through education and action.

ABOUT AMERICORPS CAPE COD: AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a 24-member national service organization operating through Barnstable County. Our program focuses on meeting Cape Cod’s critical and pressing environmental and disaster response needs through a dedication to community service and local collaboration.

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CAPE COD:  Barnstable County provides exemplary government functions and services to keep our community healthy and safe, promote sustainable growth, and offers a proactive, open government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County. Learn more at www.barnstablecounty.org

MEDIA CONTACT: Phoebe Plank, Program Specialist
phoebe.plank@barnstablecounty.org 
(508) 375-6871

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