ACTION ALERT: Join the Obamas and the Bidens for a Day of Service in Honor of Dr. King

January 18th, 2009 - by admin

Mercy Corps & Global Citizen Corp – 2009-01-18 22:43:29

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of freedom and justice for all. He knew that when people join together, they can make the world a better place.

History has proven that each one of us can help bring about change whether that means equal access to a seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama or the ability of families around the world to guarantee regular and reliable access to food for their children.

This Monday, January 19, please answer President-elect Barack Obama’s call to service. Join one of the many groups of Americans leading service projects that day to bring Dr. King’s dream to life. Volunteer right in your own community, or go online and lend your skills to those in need thousands of miles away.

Give a minute, an hour, a day, a week, a month or even a year. But honor Dr. King’s memory. Pledge to fight against hunger and poverty and the forces of inequality, whether across town or across the world. You can start by signing the Action Center’s pledge to make service a part of your life from this day forward.

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Sometimes the best way you can serve in a crisis is to support those who are providing help on the ground.

Despite the obstacles, Mercy Corps is delivering food and medical supplies to hundreds of Gaza families in need.

You can help. Write your Members of Congress to call for adequate humanitarian access into and within Gaza. And consider a gift to Mercy Corps’ Gaza Crisis Fund to supply families with food and other relief items. Click here for more information.

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ACTION #15: Be the change. Pledge to make service a part of your life.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that people who banded together to serve have the power to change the world. Pledge to address the root causes of hunger, poverty and injustice. Bring his dream to life.
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ACTION #5: Ask President-Elect Obama to ‘Root Out Hunger’
ONE MINUTE: Tell President-elect Barack Obama we need a comprehensive strategy to drastically reduce hunger, poverty and inequality around the world.

ACTION #394: Share Your Story With The Action CenterONE HOUR: Tell us what you’ve done to bring about changes in your community or around the world. Inspire others to take action.

Action #115: Give of Yourself. Volunteer in Your Community.
ONE DAY: Answer President-elect Obama’s call to service. Match yourself with a volunteer project in your community.

ACTION #277: Take a Volunteer Vacation
ONE WEEK: Turn your next trip into an opportunity. Become a traveling volunteer and improve lives around the world.

ACTION #14: Be a Virtual Volunteer
ONE MONTH: Help entrepreneurs around the world grow their businesses through Mercy Corps’ MicroMentor program.

ACTION #50: Fight Poverty with Passion
ONE YEAR: Spend a year working with a nonprofit organization or a local government agency through Americorps’ VISTA program.

ACTION #2: Join Global Citizen Corps
Join a movement of youth who are committed to ending global poverty by becoming a member of Global Citizen Corps.

ACTION #7: Become a Fan of the Action Center
Show your support for the Action Center to End World Hunger on Facebook.

LOOK UP volunteer activities by category on the online ACTION FINDER.