January 19th and the 21st are Very Special Days: Two Reasons to be of Service

With all of the hurt and pain around us, we should invest more time in community service opportunities—working to heal through love and care.

January 19th is National Day of Service and our President, Barack Obama has called us to get up, get out, and serve those in need.

The White House released the following on their blog:

On January 21, 2013, our nation will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), a national holiday during which we honor the legacy of the civil rights leader Dr. King through a day of service and volunteering.
This year, MLK Day commemorations will coincide with the Presidential Inauguration, so the President is asking all citizens to join him in participating in a National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19…

…President Obama has been deeply committed to engaging more Americans in service since taking office four years ago. He expanded AmeriCorps through measures such as signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009 and creating the FEMA Corps program last year. He launched the Serve.gov platform to make it easier for Americans to find and post local volunteer opportunities…

For more information about the National Day of Service, click here. To learn more about MLK Day, visit MLKDay.gov.

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