Sunday, January 11, 2009

National Day of Service Event in Harrisonburg!

“Soup and Socks: The Friendly City Takes the Chill Off"

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18,

at the Rockingham County Courthouse in downtown Harrisonburg.

Organizers ask the public to bring canned soup for donation to local food banks and soup kitchens,

as well as warm socks, of all sizes, to be donated to local agencies serving homeless people and families.

There will be hot chocolate for children,

music and fellowship,

and information from the Community Resource Center about on-going volunteer opportunities in Harrisonburg.

The Harrisonburg effort is one of several in the Valley, according to Pam Cox, regional Shenandoah Valley coordinator for the National Day of Service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More information about national, state and local events can be found at

President-Elect Obama has called on citizens and volunteers from across the country to plan, organize and stage community service events locally. For more information about the National Day of Service, go to

For more information about “Soup and Socks” contact:

Leah Rosenwasser, Event Captain: Leah Rosenwasser email, 540-908-7629,

or Pam Cox, Regional Coordinator, Pam Cox email, 540-433-5554

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