Louisa, Ky. (January 17, 2023)— In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy, Addiction Recovery Care is proud to announce its inaugural MLK Day Week of Service. During this week, ARC employees will take “a day on, not a day off” and volunteer in their communities.
From volunteering at a local food ministry, cleaning up a neighborhood, to donating gently-used clothing items or non-perishable foods, ARC employees will have the opportunity to carry out the organization’s mission and values in their hometowns.
“Beyond the important work we do to help others find hope and healing after addiction, there are so many wonderful opportunities for us to serve our communities,” said Tim Robinson, Founder and CEO of ARC. “Dr. King once said that ‘everybody can be great, because everybody can serve,’ and we’re excited to take an active role in helping our neighbors through compassionate and servant-hearted service.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated by Congress as a National Day of Service. Because ARC is a large organization, the company is expanding the day of service into a week-long initiative.
“ARC’s MLK Day Week of Service is a great way to publicly display our diversity and inclusion efforts,” said Herbert Smith, Vice President of Human Resources at ARC. “When our organization steps up together, we can create meaningful change, serve our underprivileged neighbors and ultimately make our communities more equitable.”
To continue working toward Dr. King’s dream, ARC staff also participated in a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial march and celebration in Ashland that was organized by the Boyd and Greenup Counties’ NAACP.
ARC is supporting the following organizations during this year’s Week of Service:
- Community Action Center – Springfield, KY
- Habitat for Humanity – Lexington, KY
- Paws 4 the Cause – Lexington, KY
- Sisters Road to Freedom – Lexington, KY
- God’s Pantry Food Bank – Lexington, KY
- Lebanon Police Department – Lebanon, KY
- Community Service Center – Lebanon, KY
- Central Community Action – Lebanon, KY
- UMC Manna Meal Ministry – Nicholasville, KY
- Lakefront Church Food Pantry – Salyersville, KY
- Christian Appalachian Project – Paintsville, KY
For more information about ARC and its treatment and recovery services, please visit arccenters.com.
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About Addiction Recovery Care
Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) operates a network of over 30 addiction treatment programs in 21 Eastern and Central Kentucky counties. The organization, headquartered in Louisa, Kentucky, offers a full continuum of care including withdrawal management, long-term residential treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medically assisted treatment (MAT), vocational rehabilitation and job training. The treatment centers are holistic with CARF-accredited clinical programs, medical services directed by an addiction psychiatrist, a spiritual emphasis that includes the 12 steps and chaplaincy care and a broadening scope of vocational training opportunities for clients. Full details about ARC’s services are available at www.arccenters.com.
Did the Me TOO movement participate? The guest speaker should have been Bill Cosby or Bill Clinton. Come on ARC do your research before you honor someone.