Dr. King once stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans answer that question by working together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to serve their neighbors and communities. Thousands will honor his memory by volunteering their services through a multitude of projects on January 19, 2015 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Volunteer Alexandria will bring youth and seniors together to assemble emergency go-kits on January 16 at Annie B Rose House from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In the Honor of the National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 19, 2015, senior and youth volunteers, organized by Volunteer Alexandria, will be canvassing a local neighborhood in the City of Alexandria to raise awareness on emergency preparedness and distribute materials. To volunteer, please click HERE.
We work towards a community in which people of different backgrounds and ages recognize that we are all interconnected and that our individual well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of others. By working together, youth and seniors gain an appreciation for one another. Together they work to make our community more resilient in case of any catastrophic events.
Volunteer Alexandria, is helping Alexandrians give back to the City with their whole heart, through volunteering. We are providing connections between volunteers and nonprofits or City agencies needing assistance the most. Our programs include Emergency Preparedness, Business Shares, RSVP NV- a program for people 55 and older, Youth, and the Alternative Community Service program to serve those referred by the courts or attorneys.
By: Ioana Lutai, Emergency Preparedness Manager, Volunteer Alexandria