Millions of Americans will come together on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Jan. 21, 2013, in a national day of service and dialogue to honor the memory of Dr. King.
Since Dr. King was assassinated, tremendous social progress has been made, but much remains unfinished. Americans believe that people have the power to make positive change. With many communities struggling to find financial and human services, volunteer service can be a powerful force. This year, Points of Light, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and with support from Target, will create new and meaningful ways to harness the passion of our nation’s citizens in honoring the memory and promoting the vision of Dr. King.
Points of Light, CNCS and Target will host major events in Washington, D.C., and throughout the nation during the MLK weekend – linking the vision of Dr. King with inauguration events and engaging political leaders, celebrities and the community in service and dialogue.
For great service ideas in Alabama communities, please visit one of the 5 Action centers located throughout the state. Their contact information is as follows:
1. HandsOn Athens, http://www.al-rsvp.com/
2. HandsOn Birmingham, http://www.handsonbirmingham.org/
3. Volunteer Center of Morgan County, http://www.vcomc.org/
4. HandsOn South Alabama, http://www.handsonsal.org/
5. HandsOn River Region, http://www.handsonriverregion.org/