January 18, 2010 is the National Martin Luther King, jr holiday. At the President’s request, let’s celebrate this holiday as a day of service to our own communities. To find a project check www.Serve.gov
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”
On January 19, 2009, fueled by President Obama’s national call to service, a record number of Americans turned out to honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. The 2009 King Day of Service was the largest in history, with more than one million volunteers serving on 13,000 projects taking place in all 50 states. Participation in the King Day of Service has grown every year since 1994, when Congress designated the King Holiday a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this national effort. This 5 minute video features media coverage about the President and First Lady’s participation, interviews with volunteers, and footage of service projects.