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AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Conference Continues with National Day of Service- Local Charities and Schools to Benefit with Hundreds of Volunteers

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On January 16, 2016 the AFL-CIO will continue its annual national Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Conference with a day of community service and workshops. Over six hundred conference attendees will participate in community service activities around the metro area as part of a national labor day of service. Service projects include beautifying local schools, providing assistance at local food banks and cleaning up local parks. 

Participants from around the country will be bussed to the charities and schools listed below on Saturday morning, January 16, providing needed volunteers to help with a variety of events helping seniors, those needing food assistance, promoting and providing smoke detectors, school yard clean-ups and more.

“We are very gratified to have been able to identify so many great volunteer opportunities for our sisters and brothers from around the country for this community service day,” states Metro Washington AFL-CIO president Jos Williams.  “Our local labor agency worked with sister agencies around the region, and now we are able to put into action not only our motto that Labor Cares and Labor Shares, but to honor Dr. King’s legacy through community service to those in need.”

Charities include:

 

  • American Red Cross, National Capital Region
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • Food and Friends
  • Mary’s Center
  • Shabach Ministries
  • SHARE Food Network
  • Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May Senior Service Project
  • Washington Parks and People
  • We are Family Senior Outreach Network