Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's a day on, not a day off.

Next Monday, schools, banks, and post offices will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However, the National Corporation for Community Service urges people to consider it a "day on," not a "day off," in hopes of honoring the legacy of Dr. King, Jr by continuing to fulfill his commitment to beloved community.
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'”

Dr. King, Jr made the struggle for equality and social justice his life's work, teaching that through nonviolence and service to one another, the greatest of societal injustices and evils can be overcome. Even today, this belief can inspire us to take on the mounting challenges that our state and nation face, economically, socially, and politically.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

To volunteer in your local community next week, has organized listings of opportunities nationwide and other resources, including a feature to create and/or register new service projects. Check out the MLK Mobilization Hot Spot, the MLK Day 2010 Day of Service, and the Corporation for National and Community Service's Service Connection.

Whether you serve your community next Monday, the next day, or everyday, your service is an affirmation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's conviction that, "The time is always right to do what is right."

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