Every year during our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event, we do a community service project called, “Operation Cover Me.” Participants assemble fleece tie blankets which are donated to Grace Centers of Hope.
For the second year in a row, we held our event virtual due to COVID. Through the virtual event we were still able to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The video can be viewed by clicking on this link. “Operation Cover Me” blanket kits were made available to the public and we had a tremendous response from the community, with 88 blankets being completed and returned.
Special thanks to DonEarl Johnson of Life Church of Auburn Hills for the video development and securing the wonderful participants, Auburn Hills Teen Council for assembling the kits and making some blankets, Auburn Hills Rotary for donating the fleece blanket kits, and to everyone who made blankets.
In addition to the finished blankets, scarves, hats, and outwear were also donated. We delivered all the items to Grace Centers of Hope. They were so appreciative, and grateful for our efforts. I think you can agree these pictures say it all.
Karen S Adcock, SDC, Director of Senior Services