100 Acts of Service: Volunteer Opportunities

SeedspicxxxSEEDS Garden:   706 Gilbert Street (Community Project)
Saturday Mornings:  Rotary Contact:     Lizzie Ellis-Furlong

Helping with Listening to Music for people with Dementia — Center for Senior LIfe                       Rotary Contact:                 George Deaton

Serving Meals at Rescue Mission   OR   Packing Lunches at Urban Ministries?
Rescue Mission:   Men’s Center on Main St;  Women’s Center on Avondale St
Lunch or Supper — Dates flexible in April and May.    Teams of 8 – 10 for each event
Urban Ministries: 9:30-11 am, Mon – Fri. Dates Flexible.   Teams of 6 – 8 for each event
Rotary Contacts:     Judge Craig Brown, Ernie Mills, Jr., Patrice Nelson



100 Acts: Toyama Farewell Dinner

ToyamaRotarians, Lois Deloatch, Ken Lundstrom, and Brady Surles assisted with hosting for the Farewell Dinner for 18 students from the Toyama, Japan College of Foreign Languages and their host families on March 10.  The students spent three weeks in English immersion classes with Durham Technical Community College, and enjoyed being part of the daily activities of their host families.   Pictured with the Rotarians are Susan Urakami, Toyama Faculty Leader, and the Co-Chairs of the Toyama City Committee of Sister Cities, Mavis Mayer and Chris Boyer.  This is the third year of this annual study tour.

100 Acts: Cooking & Serving a Meal at Urban Ministries

Patrice Nelson writes:   The weather outside is downright dangerous, but that only makes the community’s efforts to offer food, shelter and a future through Urban Ministries of Durham even more important. Nine Rotary Club members and family members worked alongside UMD board members and our executive director preparing dinner in the Community Cafe for more than 200 very poor and homeless people. UMD also provides a safe place to sleep for 150. If you have volunteered, given food or clothing, or made a financial contribution to UMD, you are also part of our vital efforts to treat vulnerable people in our community as neighbors.