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R. Rex Parris and City of Lancaster Invites Antelope Valley Residents to Serve During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

R. Rex Parris and City of Lancaster Invites Antelope Valley Residents
to Serve During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

http://rrexparris.com R. Rex Parris and the City of Lancaster issued a call to action for all Antelope Valley citizens to serve during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

“This is an opportunity for our residents to come together, in the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy, to help shape and transform this City through service,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “I invite all Antelope Valley residents to join us in rolling up our sleeves and working together to tackle some tough projects throughout the City.” Last year, the mayor demonstrated his commitment to service by signing on as a member of the Cities of Service coalition.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The effort to make the King Holiday a “day on, not a day off” focuses on engaging Americans in service to honor Dr. King’s legacy. More than 1.5 million volunteers served in 13,000 projects spanning all 50 states last year, including the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

Founded in New York City on September 10, 2009, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors who have answered the historic Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act’s call to action. Cities – often the front lines of our nation’s most pressing challenges – are positioned to work together to engage millions of volunteers in service and develop strategies to increase the amount and impact of local service efforts. Coalition members sign a Declaration of Service agreeing to work together in a multi-year effort to expand community service and volunteerism in cities across the nation.

Residents can visit www.cityoflancasterca.org to view the list of projects slated as Day of Service opportunities this year.  Groups and individuals are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.  Businesses are being asked to donate supplies to established service projects.  Non-profit and service organizations may contact the City at 661-723-6077 to register additional projects and recruit volunteers.

 

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