9/11 Day of Remembrance Program
This year’s L-O-U community 9/11 program will provide ALL members of the community with opportunities to participate in recognizing our first responders. Please join us Monday September 11th for a ceremony including Mayor Robyn Tannehill and Lafayette County Board of Supervisor President, Jeff Busby. Following the ceremony, there will be a parade of first responder vehicles in front of the VA Home circle.
Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford………………………………Monday: 10am-12pm
For more information, contact Teresa Faust at 236-6662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Recognition of L-O-U’s First Responders
First responders will be recognized for their volunteer work in the community. Departments of our first responders will be recognized as well for the volunteer work they do throughout the year in the L-O-U Community.
Oxford & Lafayette County Schools 9/11 Program for Elementary Students
This program will include emergency preparedness presentations by L-O-U first responders.
Students in the PreK and Kindergarten classes will have the opportunity to interact with fire fighters and officers in full uniform.
UM ROTC 9/11 Memorial Run
Mon., September 11, 2016
6:00 am (5:30 am formation)
Meet at the Lyceum
All members of the L-O-U community are invited to participate in this free 2 mile run.
For more information, contact: Trinity Bishop, email@example.com
*volunteers will place 3,000 flags on campus after the run.
L-O-U Operation Gratitude Project
This project will show thanks to L-O-U first responders and our nation’s military by writing letters of gratitude and making appreciation art displays. Students at L-O-U schools have an opportunity to write letters of gratitude for military members and make art displays for L-O-U first responders. ALL L-O-U community members are invited to participate in this projects letter writing campaign. We will have drop-off letter stations at the following locations:
Letters will ultimately be sent to the Operation Gratitude organization where they will be delivered to military members. For more information contact Teresa Faust at (662) 236-6662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISTA Drive for Veterans
The North MS VISTA Project will sponsor a supply drive for the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS. Community members are welcome to drop off donations at the Volunteer Oxford office during normal business hours between Mon., Sept. 4th and Fri., Sept. 22nd. The North MS VISTA Project will also set up tables to accept donations outside several different local businesses during the week of September 11th.
For more information on donations needed, please contact Edy Dingus at email@example.com or 662-380-2340.
Here is a small agenda of the events to help remember those fallen on 9/11 and those currently serving in our L-O-U community.
A few things to remember about our MLK event!
1. The breakfast is FREE and open to the public but it is a while supplies last!
2. The movie showing of Selma is now at the Oxford Conference Center at 1:30pm!
3. Chick-fil-a give back night from 5:30-7:30 you MUST order through the mobile app (Chick-fil-A One) for Iterfaith Compassion Ministries to get credit!
4. Chili's give back night from 5-10pm you MUST mention the give back night in order for the ICM to get credit! ...
We can't wait to see everyone there!
Good morning! I hope all of our friends had a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of food, laughter and family! Here at Volunteer Oxford we're in full swing getting together the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service! The L-O-U planning committee has a full and fun day planned for the Community! Let me know if you want to volunteer or help in any way! We'd love to have you! Can't wait to see you on Monday January 16th!
Hey y'all! Kaitlin here! Can you BELIEVE we're already in December? I don't know about y'all but we're getting in the Christmas spirit at my house and are counting down the days until Santa comes to visit! I always love this time of year! Christmas music, the decorations, the food, and people just seem to be in a better mood! With Christmas right around the corner you know what that means ? Yep! Martin Luther King Jr's. Birthday! We here at Volunteer Oxford, Volunteer Mississippi and the 6 other Volunteer Centers in the State celebrate with a National Day of Service! The L-O-U planning comittee has a HUGE treat for the community for the 2017 day of service and we are so excited for it the be the biggest turnout yet! Keep an eye out for a schedule of events but PLEASE plan on joining us on Monday January 16th starting at 9am! If you have any questions at all or want to volunteer in any way give me a call at 236-6662!
Director, Volunteer Oxford
2017 L-O-U MLK Day of Service - Awards Nominations
Volunteers throughout the Lafayette-Oxford-University (L-O-U) community demonstrate the power of giving and caring every day. The 2017 L-O-U MLK Day of Service Planning Committee invites you to nominate an outstanding volunteer for this year’s L-O-U MLK Day of Service Awards. Awards nominees are selfless individuals that give back to our community through service. Not sure who to nominate? Look around you and you’ll see great volunteers throughout the community.
Three award categories:
Award recipients will be honored at the L-O-U MLK Day of Service Ceremony on January 16, 2017.
Please email nomination letters to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Monday January 2nd.
Information to be provided in the nomination letter:
Nominators may submit as many nominees as desired.
All nominations will be reviewed by the 2017 L-O-U MLK Day of Service Planning Committee.
Questions? Contact Kaitlin Wilkinson at (662) 236-6662 or email@example.com
2017 LOU MLK Day of Service Planning Committee members are from the following organizations: Volunteer Oxford, the University of Mississippi Volunteer Services/Office of the Dean of Students, the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County, the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, AmeriCorps/VISTA and College Corps programs, Good Food for Oxford Schools, the UM Department of Athletics, University of Mississippi Office of the Chancellor, Doors of Hope Ministry, Oxford Housing Authority, William-Winter Institute, the University of Mississippi School of Education, University of Mississippi Police Department, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).