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Interior Participates in MLK National Day of Service


01/18/2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, 2010 featured thousands of Americans in public service in all 50 states honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy by feeding the homeless, refurbishing schools and cleaning and beautifying their communities. President and Mrs. Obama fed hungry men, women and children while visiting So Others Might Eat, a D.C. organization dedicated to helping people get off the streets and empowering them to make lasting changes in their lives.

“Through service, we honor his legacy by helping our neighbors, strengthening our communities and meeting the challenges we face together. I encourage all Americans to not only continue Dr. King’s work through service today, but to make service a part of your lives every day,” President Obama said.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis participated in a community volunteer clean-up effort at the DC War Memorial. Volunteers included students from Howard University and Greater DC Cares.

In this video volunteers share some thoughts about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. See photos of the event here.

Many volunteers found service opportunities at Serve.gov, which is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Find out more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.