This Saturday, January 19th, has been designated as a National Day of Service by President Obama – a day for Americans across the country to come together to serve their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I plan to observe the National Day of Service by volunteering at a food drive hosted by South County Democratic Club in Anne Arundel County. The food drive will take place at St. James Parish and benefit the South County Assistance Network, which provides supplemental food to 200 South County families every month. I also plan to deliver remarks at events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I encourage Fifth District residents to also participate on the National Day of Service. From lending a hand at a local senior center to volunteering with an organization that serves veterans and their families, there are many ways to give back to our community. President Obama’s Inaugural Committee has identified seven ways to get involved and serve our communities: promoting healthy neighborhoods; supporting education; advancing community resilience; boosting economic development; helping veterans and military families; getting involved in a faith-based community effort; and cleaning up our environment. To learn more and find an event near you, please click here.
I also encourage those who participate to visit my Facebook page and share how you plan to take part on the National Day of Service:
You can also take a picture of yourself with an #iserve sign that says why you’re pledging to serve your community on National Day of Service. You can post the picture on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use the hashtag #iserve. President Obama’s Inaugural Committee will be posting photos and stories of service on the official Inauguration website. Click here to submit your photo.
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