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MLK Day of Service effort by HavServe Volunteers Coincides with 57th Presidential Inaugural
A team of HavServe volunteers participated in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19, 2013; HavServe is well known for its efforts in Haiti, and for pioneering in community-led development.
The 2013 commemoration of the King Holiday coincides with the 57th Presidential Inauguration, which includes a National Day of Service, continuing a tradition set four years ago when President-elect Obama and his family joined in the MLK National Day of Service the day before the official swearing in.
“Volunteerism is a core American value in both good times and moments of great challenge,” said Joyce M. Hunter, CEO of HavServe. “As we stand on the precipice of a new chapter for America and the world, we will witness citizenship and service in action in communities across our great nation and throughout the world.”
HavServe Co-Founder, Carline Brice, added “I am convinced that, as HavServe volunteers work alongside each other, the spirit of unity will inspire many of them to continue to volunteer throughout the year not only in the United States of America but help us complete our pilot projects in the village of Lebrun in Haiti.”
In 1994, Congress passed legislation encouraging the King Federal Holiday to be observed as a national day of service and HavServe Volunteer Service Network team is embracing this national effort in the Washington Metro Area as well as in Haiti. Team HavServe led service activities on January 19th, supporting hundreds of volunteering activities in the United States and in Haiti.
Sample project selections are listed under "Projects" on the HavServe website at www.HavServe.org, where one can also see details about ongoing local service opportunities. volunteering, and the progress being made in LeBrun, Haiti.
The name, HavServe, comes from the understanding that if you have, you serve. If you have time, you serve. If you have compassion, you serve. If you have resources, you serve. If you have knowledge, you serve. Thus, HavServe aims to draw upon the skills and talents of those that have, to serve and to help implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through volunteering their time, resources, knowledge, and investing themselves in community-led development globally.
Official Website: http://www.HavServe.org
About: HavServe Volunteer Service Network (HavServe) is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports community-led development through volunteerism. For more information, visit www.havserve.org.