It’s an incredible and humbling opportunity to honor the legacy of a man who stood for so much. Martin Luther King Jr. represents the movement for equality and social justice that have our unwavering support. The recent holiday celebrating this important, national figure is one of the few observances focused more on action than a moment of remembrance. Community service has always been an important part of UME, but with the effects of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to lend a helping hand.
Employees at our headquarters in Philadelphia along with our satellite offices across the country made a commitment to giving back on what is considered a national day of service. “It’s a known tradition at UME that we give back to local organizations on a monthly basis,” says Anne Marie Chapman, CEO. “These moments truly ground us as we aim to make a difference, and we are thrilled to honor the memory of Dr. King on his day of service.”