Serve DC - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, DC)
Several hundred volunteers - including U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, and recording artist Byron Cage - fed the homeless, distributed food, held an H1N1 vaccination clinic, and connected the homeless to other social services at Washington, DC's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.
In 1994, Congress passed legislation encouraging Americans to observe the King Holiday as a national day of service that brings people together from different backgrounds to meet needs in their community. The Corporation for National and Community Service was designated as the lead federal agency to execute the King Day of Service. Participation has grown every year since its inception. The King Day of Service provides Americans the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through service to meet local and national needs. For more information, visit Serve.gov/mlkday.
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