Murphy’s MLK Day of Service at Homeless Solutions

The volunteers at Homeless Solutions

MORRIS COUNTY — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will mark a statewide day of service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.

The Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor-elect, and the entire Murphy-Oliver Administration participated in designated service activities throughout all 21 counties to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Morris County, Homeless Solutions, 540 West Hanover Avenue, was the chosen location where volunteers met throughout the day and volunteered their time performing various chores from assembling move-in packages, baking cookies, cleaning and organizing the game room, organizing the clothing closet, working with children on arts and crafts, organizing the kitchen pantry, cleaning the baseboard and preparing and serving lunch to the shelter guests.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano participated in the activities, as well as Charlene Murphy and Jan Murphy-Brown, sisters of Governor Philip Murphy.

Mayor Soriano said “There is an Martin Luther King Jr., quote that I remember from my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Arasmo, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King Jr., was a profoundly Christian man and lived closely by the teachings of Christ, and he felt that it was his mission to improve the lives of others. That has always inspired me.”

The Homeless Solutions philosophy is “A Hand Up, Not A Handout,” and since 1983 they have been offering shelter, services, and supportive housing to the homeless and working poor in Morris County.