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Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted on 01/16/2023
Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Day is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” No matter the choice, service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. It breaks down barriers by bringing people from different backgrounds together and it benefits those who choose to serve.

Coretta Scott King said, “The greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.”

Dr. King's example is our call to action, and opportunities to serve are all around us! Here are a few examples:

🔹 Donate or volunteer with food banks and pantries
🔹 Spend time visiting at a senior home
🔹 Volunteer to mentor or tutor a young person
🔹 Lead a service project
🔹 Help a neighbor
🔹 Host a neighborhood clean up
🔹 Make care packages for the homeless

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
- Martin Luther King, Jr. -

Commit to serve and be a force for good that strengthens and unites our community.