A day of service
A handful of folks made the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a day on, not a day off, when they rolled up their sleeves, grabbed paint brushes and added some fresh color to the insides of the Crook County Kids Clinic.
Volunteer Central Oregon hosted the ninth regionally organized Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15, when hundreds of volunteers across Central Oregon joined hundreds of thousands of Americans in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through a day of community service.
MLK Day of Service is a community-wide effort that brings together volunteers to provide short term, project-focused volunteer service with non-profit and public organizations.
In Prineville, Mosaic Medical invited volunteers to prep and paint the interior of the Crook Kids Clinic, a school-based health center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"We moved into the space in 2011, and so it's in need of a little TLC," said Angela Saraceno, who is the Mosaic Medical development coordinator.
The Crook Kids Clinic is in partnership with Crook County School District and the Crook County Health Department and contracts with Mosaic Medical to provide pediatric care to community children ages 0 to 18.
Providers saw patients in the main Mosaic Medical clinic in Prineville on Monday while the crew of 11 volunteers and two staff members did the prep work and painted.
Saraceno said the clinic was painted in grays, blues and yellows. "Calming colors," she said.