Mayor Perkins and the City of Shreveport to serve at Providence House on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK) is this upcoming Monday, January 20, 2020. While this day typically sheds light on Dr. King’s legacy and the civil rights movement, Mayor Adrian Perkins and the City of Shreveport are using the day to shed light on another issue that we face in our community- homelessness. The leadership of our City will volunteer at Providence House serving residents and spreading awareness of the mission to break the homeless cycle one family at a time.
The Executive Director of Providence House, Verni Howard, is looking forward to recognizing not only the federal holiday, but how Providence House continues to implement the same message of equality that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pushed in the 1960’s. Mrs. Howard stated, “We are so proud to have a Mayor and a City to stand alongside us as we labor to ensure equality for all- the poor, the hungry, the homeless, our children. In our daily service to homeless families and children, Providence House diligently works to answer one of Dr. King’s most pressing questions, “What are you doing for others?”
Mayor Perkins will address Providence House residents and staff at 9am with volunteer efforts to follow until 11am. Providence House’s board of directors, staff and residents will be onsite to welcome the City and support their commitment to serve. The public is welcome to come share and volunteer as we honor the legacy of Dr. King.