Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy, and his impact on civil and human rights.  Americans who do not have to report to work tomorrow are encouraged to view it as a day on instead of a day off – a day to serve to the local community.

While doing some research for this week’s Sunday Service, I came across an article that was published last year in USA Today’s Kindness forum.  There are several service organizations highlighted, so I thought I would share the article with you.  Click HERE to read the interview with Michelle Nunn, CEO of the Points of Light Institute and co-founder of the HandsOn Network, the largest volunteer network in the nation.

Opportunities to serve on Monday and everyday are plenty.  Click on the links above for ideas and resources.  Call your local community government, schools, or churches for how you can help in your neighborhood.  You can make a difference.  Imagine the possibilities!

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others. —  Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love (1963)

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