Why Community Service Matters on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be commemorated on January 21. If you are planning how to best spend the time off from work or school, consider volunteering.

To honor the life and legacy of King, many communities offer service events that are easy to join for one day.

From serving meals to the elderly to interpreting critical health information to new immigrants, there are many ways you can devote your skills, time and energy to others in need.

A national listing of service projects can be found by visiting nationalservice.gov.

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, consider how you can honor a great man, while helping to build a stronger community.