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The third Monday in January—otherwise known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day—can be a day off spent sleeping in and lounging around the house. But for millions of Americans, it's a day spent volunteering. Will you be giving some of your time to a good cause, or did you already on Saturday—the National Day of Service declared by President Barack Obama? Show off a job well done by posting the photos on West Bloomfield Patch. Here's how: Want to upload right from your iPhone or Android? Download the Patch app and get started! Here's a short video tutorial to help.
Projects in Oakland and around the region are part of National Day of Service next Monday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Alan Stamm
Friday, January 13, 2012
Just two weeks into the year, you can make an impact in your community. Volunteer events around Oakland County on Sunday and Monday are part of a National Day of Service marking what would have been the 83rd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. On a day when schools, government offices, courts, libraries and post offices are closed, students, families and others will work at charities, parks, churches and neighborhood centers to honor the slain civil rights leader meaningfully. Projects are scheduled in Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Pontiac and elsewhere. A partial list is below. These opportunities are part of United We Serve, an ongoing White House initiative. "America's new foundation will be built one community at a time…