Posts Tagged ‘MLK Day of Service’


Serving Our Community

January 22, 2013

Yesterday, hundreds of volunteers came out to serve the community for MLK Day of Service.  AmeriCorps members served in many ways– including canvassing neighborhoods with fire safety information with the American Red Cross, assisting in an art program at Boys and Girls Club, and cleaning up a local elementary school with UNLV volunteers.  We were happy to make the day off a day of service!

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MLK Day Parade

One Southern Nevada AmeriCorps VISTA, Seelypon, helped spread the word about important services that her site offers to the community.  Nevada Health Centers staff and volunteers participated in the 2013 Martin Luther King Parade held in Downtown Las Vegas on January 21st, 2013. NVHC’s Mammovan was present as the organization’s float in the parade while NVHC staff and volunteers held posters about the different services that it offers as well as passed out incentives and information about NVHC.

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MLK Day of Service

January 17, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. On MLK Day, Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the MLK Day of Service will include thousands of projects spread across all 50 states. As a CNCS grantee United Way of Southern Nevada is proud to work with CNCS to honor Dr. King by creating opportunities to serve on MLK Day and throughout the year.
mlk_Day of Service LogoThe MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides – today and throughout the year. National Days of Service provide each of us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to tackle community challenges and strengthen the nation.

AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps VISTA members in Southern Nevada will serve with the American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter to canvass the four neighborhoods in our community who report the most house fires to distribute fire safety tips and educate residents on fire prevention.  The goal of the event is to educate residents about the danger of home fires to minimize accidents and save lives.  Please feel free to sign up and join us!

If you’re interested in volunteering on MLK Day, you can find the American Red Cross opportunity and others on the Volunteer Center website. 

You can find opportunities to serve throughout the year on the United Way of Southern Nevada Volunteer Center website through the Opportunity Calendar and Opportunity Search. Instead of taking a day off on January 21st, join volunteers around the nation to make it a DAY ON!