WGTS 91.9 Hands & Heart Team Spreads Hope on MLK Jr. Day
Story by Jerry Woods
WGTS 91.9’s “Hands and Heart” initiative is providing more opportunities this year for listeners to be involved in the community. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day the WGTS 91.9 staff and Hands and Heart volunteers took over the Central Union Mission in Washington D.C. The team served meals, made beds, cleaned the mission, prayer walked around the mission and lead out in worship and a special MLK Day service for the men at the mission. Throughought the day the WGTS team served over 150 homeless men.
“We were looking forward to connecting our listeners with a project to serve the community. I can't believe how many people, over 200 volunteers showed up throughout the day, and made a huge impact. I loved seeing the interaction between our listeners and the homeless men as they played board games in the afternoon!” says Kumar Dixit, WGTS chaplain.
WGTS 91.9 celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration the station is launching a series of “Hands and Heart” projects to give listeners the opportunity to serve the greater D.C. community. The Central Union Mission takeover day was the first of those opportunities.