Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?'” and as a group of Arlington residents tells us, doing for others should be a year-long commitment.
On Monday, organizers with Volunteer Arlington were joined by thousands of residents across generations. Volunteers took part in service with over 20 local non-profit and county organizations. Organizers say part of honoring Dr. King is putting action to his words, not just during the day of service.
“By stepping up, and showing up we can really link arms and make a difference. There’s still a lot of work to do to fight racism, to fight poverty, and to work toward equality,” said Eileen Conoboy, director at Americorps Vista.
In addition to a day of service, volunteers were also trained for the Youth Service America program where children and their parents learn how to create their own service projects. To learn more about that program, click here.