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National Day Of Service Honors MLK’s Spirit On His Day

January 21, 2013 is an interesting date this year as the inauguration of President Obama’s second term falls on the same day as the legal public holiday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday which is Saturday the 19th. MLK believe in service to the community

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” — Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ndosFour years ago, on President Obama’s first inauguration, he started a tradition of honoring King’s passion with a day of Service to support his belief that service ‘should be a lifelong commitment—whether it’s at the school, community, city, state, or national level.’ The first family asks that everyone participate on MLK day in hours of service to their community, and they make it easy to do so with a National Day of Service web site where you can search for opportunities to help. These are event organized just for this day where men and women can give their time to help in a variety of ways – seven ways in fact. They organize events into categories of Health, Education, Community Resilience, Economic Development, Veterans and military families, Faith, and Environment.

This year King’s actual birthday falls on a Saturday so it should be easier than a weekday for people to get involved.

Listed below are events for Milwaukee, or you can search here by zip code. I plan on doing one of these, but it would be great to get a group of Well-Met Men together to show up together in force. If interested, contact me at kevin@wellmetman.com. I am open to choosing one that the majority agree on, otherwise I will pick it out myself as we get closer.

< 2.0 miles

Neighborhood Fire Saftey Canvass with HOPEworldwide and American Red Cross

Jan 21, 2013 9:00 AM CST
Milwaukee Firefighters Union Hall (Milwaukee, WI)
Residential home fires remains the #1 disaster in the City of Milwaukee. Help the American Red Cross and HOPEworldwide in educating the community with fire safety information by joining the Milwaukee Fire Department, Red Cross Volunteers, other groups and individuals in canvassing neighborhoods wher
National Day of Service – Economic Development
< 5.0 miles

Community Courtyard Care

Jan 17, 2013 11:00 AM CST
Environmental Science School (Milwaukee, WI)
A team of adults and students will make an assessment and determine what will be required to revive the courtyard area of a public K4 – Grade 5 school scheduled to open  in August 2013 at the site of previously closed school building.  A plan will need to be d
National Day of Service – Environment
< 5.0 miles

9 to 5: National Association of Working Women Education Phonebank

Jan 19, 2013 9:00 AM EST
9 to 5: National Association of Working Women – Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
9 to 5 works hard to fight for the interests of working women throughout the country. On the National Day of Service, we are seeking volunteers to attend a phone bank which will help to call 9 to 5 members and educate them on Women’s Issues. They are a great organization that works hard to fight for
National Day of Service – Education
< 5.0 miles

House of Love Youth Homes (House 2)

Jan 19, 2013 9:30 AM EST
House of Love Youth Homes (Milwaukee, WI)
The House of Love provides a loving family enviornment for girls and young women who would otherwise not have it. Their three houses need some repairs and to be repainted to continue to create the positive enviorment for Milwaukee youth.
National Day of Service – Economic Development
< 5.0 miles

House of Love Youth Homes (House 3)

Jan 19, 2013 9:30 AM CST
House of Love Youth Homes (Milwaukee, WI)
The House of Love provides a loving family enviornment for girls and young women who would otherwise not have it. Their three houses need some repairs and to be repainted to continue to create the positive enviorment for Milwaukee youth.
National Day of Service – Economic Development
< 5.0 miles

Canvass for Coats! Parklawn YMCA

Jan 19, 2013 9:00 PM CST
Parklawn YMCA (Milwaukee, WI)
By coming together at the Parklawn YMCA, we will help to collect coats and other warm clothes for those most in need in the Milwaukee area. Volunteers can bring their own contribution, and help us go out into the community to find gently used coats to provide warmth to anyone who needs it.
National Day of Service – Health
< 5.0 miles

Repairers of the Breach Shelter

Jan 19, 2013 9:00 AM CST
Repairers of the Breach (Milwaukee, WI)
Repairers of the Breach works hard to provide shelter, food, and resources to help the homeless in Milwaukee. We will help by serving a meal to their guests and by cleaning and organizing the shelter. They are an incredible organization that gives back to people who need it most.
National Day of Service – Community Resilience
< 5.0 miles

Guest House of Milwaukee Volunteers

Jan 19, 2013 9:00 AM EST
Guest House of Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
The Guest House of Milwaukee provides emergency shelter to 86 men every night of the year. They need help in distributing materials to their guests and doing basic computer tutoring. Help out with this fantastic organization on the National Day of Service!
National Day of Service – Economic Development
< 5.0 miles

St Ben’s Meal Program Facilities Cleanup

Jan 19, 2013 9:00 AM CST
St. Benedict the Moor Community Meal Program(Milwaukee, WI)
St. Ben’s provides struggling Milwaukee residents with a warm meal six nights a week often feeding more than 2000 people a week. Accordingly we will help to clean their facilities. The winter months can be one of the most difficult times for families in Wisconsin. Come help clean up the facilities o
National Day of Service – Community Resilience
< 5.0 miles

Painting and Cleaning Milwaukee Christian Center

Jan 19, 2013 9:00 AM EST
Milwaukee Christian Center (Milwaukee, WI)
The Milwaukee Christian Center works incredibly hard to provide assistance to everyone in need regardless of age, race, or faith. They need our volunteers to help by repainting and cleaning their new facility at 14th and National. Help make this new space look great so the Milwaukee Christian Center
National Day of Service – Faith
< 10.0 miles

Hunger Task Force Food Donation Canvass with Grassroots North Shore

Jan 19, 2013 10:00 AM CST
North Shore Presbyterian Church (Milwaukee, WI)
Grassroots North Shore is working with the Hunger Task Foce and several local churches to set up a food donation canvass. Not only will churches be collecting donations, but volunteers will go out door to door to ask members of the community for  non-parishable food items to be given to those m
National Day of Service – Faith
< 10.0 miles

House of Love Youth Homes (House 1)

Jan 19, 2013 9:00 AM CST
House of Love Youth Homes (Milwaukee, WI)
The House of Love provides a loving family enviornment for girls and young women who would otherwise not have it. Their three houses need some repairs and to be repainted to continue to create the positive enviorment for Milwaukee youth.
National Day of Service – Community Resilience
< 20.0 miles

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Jan 19, 2013 9:30 AM CST
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (Milwaukee, WI)
The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center works to increase enviornmental awareness and act as a specialists in habitat restoration. Come help to help maintain the grounds and clean the facilities for this fantastic organization. 
National Day of Service – Environment

 

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About K9vin

I have been a volunteer for the humane treatment of animals in the Milwaukee area for 10 years as well as our parks system including founding the friends group for off-leash dog parks and a volunteer for The Park People. I was born in and raised near Milwaukee and have pride in the city. I want to be one of the people always striving to make Milwaukee better, starting with getting other men involved in their community.

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