News Release, Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism
Annual “Day of Service” Event To Take Place January 21, 2019
ANNAPOLIS, MD –The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, today called on Marylanders to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by participating in a volunteer project in their community. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed as a Federal Holiday annually on the third Monday of January. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service, encouraging citizens to honor Dr. King’s legacy through serving their community. This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 21.
“We are fortunate to live in a state with citizens committed to honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and following in his footsteps to improve communities through service,” said Van Brooks, director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. “Dr. King believed that everyone can be great, because everyone can serve, and we ask Marylanders to explore the many volunteer opportunities available this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.”
Volunteer opportunities are available across the state, and Marylanders are encouraged to explore various avenues, including the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (www.gosv.maryland.gov) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (www.mlkday.gov) websites, to identify the most appropriate volunteer event.