Senator De León Encourages Community Service in Honor of Dr. King

Friday, January 14, 2011

Volunteerism Our Greatest Human Resource

(Los Angeles, CA) - On Monday, January 17, 2011 Senator Kevin de León joins all of America in marking the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.  This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through a national day of service, "day on, not a day off." 


“Borrowing from Dr. Martin Luther King, I encourage you to ‘embrace the fierce urgency of now’ and start the year off right making a positive impact by volunteering in your community,” stated Senator Kevin de León. “Human beings are our most valuable resource and every individual can make the world a better place.  Please join the hundreds of thousands of people who serve on MLK Day and throughout the year.”

Go to http://mlkday.gov to find a community service event near you. There are dozens of opportunities in Senate District 22, such as blood donation drives, a peace and unity parade, community garden beautification, tree plantings, academic tutoring for foster youth, volunteer at museums, help prepare care packages for the military, serving meals to the homeless, sorting through clothing donations, coaching for youth sports and more.  Community service projects empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions for stronger communities.