This weekend, more than 250,000 individuals will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through hands-on volunteer projects in hundreds of communities nationwide, thanks to the combined efforts of Points of Light and its affiliates, Target, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. On January 19, a day designated by President Barack Obama as a National Day of Service, 10,000 of those volunteers will convene in Washington, D.C. for UNITE America in Service, an event endorsed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. You can learn more here on how to participate and can follow this event on Twitter using #2013MLKDay.
These events honoring Dr. King's legacy of service showcase the power of individual action. I've written a blog, featured on Huffington Post, highlighting citizens leading extraordinary change through tough times in their communities (full text appears below). I think you'll be inspired by their stories, and I invite you to read about more individuals creating meaningful change in communities on our Daily Point of Light site.
CEO, Points of Light