With a bass drummer from IDEA Charter School leading the way, Washington, D.C., residents embark on a day of service to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on January 21, 2008. The march for service led from the District Building to the Community for Creative Nonviolence, where volunteers painted and cleaned the facility, which is the largest homeless shelter in the country. About 20,000 people in the District of Columbia participated in nearly 150 service projects in honor of the slain civil rights leader.
From MLK Day
Jeff Blibo and his son, Jeffrey, help load disaster preparedness kits into a truck for distribution to low-income residents of Prince William county, VA. Local Girl Scouts created the disaster preparedness kits as part of the observance of the Martin Luther King holiday as a day of service. An estimated 10,000 volunteers served through more than 80 projects in and around Washington D.C. They joined hundreds of thousands of Americans who participated in the 2007 King Day of Service, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
From MLK Day
National Conference on Citizenship. National Archives. (Washington, DC) Corporation for National and Community Service Photo.