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Day of service honors Dr. King

Monday, January 13, 2020 by Tai Moses

In one of his final sermons, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proposed a new definition of greatness: “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve,” he said. This Saturday, Jan. 18, thousands of people around the country will honor Dr. King’s legacy of service by volunteering themselves for a day of service, “a national initiative to strengthen communities, bridge barriers between different groups of people, create solutions to our social problems and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community.” Locally, United Way for Greater Austin is teaming up with Keep Austin Beautiful to recruit volunteers for a day of picking up litter along East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Interstate 35 to U.S. Highway 183. Before heading out on their urban beautification project, volunteers will be treated to a kickoff breakfast at 9 a.m. at United Way for Greater Austin, 2000 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Find out more about the project and sign up here.

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