Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Nears

Monday marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 89th birthday, and the 24th annual National Day of Service since Congress in 1994 designated the federal holiday as such.

The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) and Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) expect to engage more than 3,000 volunteers in close to 10,000 volunteer hours for MLK Day by providing 27 volunteer projects across the state.

The projects, the MCSC said, expect to benefit more than 90,000 Michigan residents.

“We want to support Michigan residents in serving in the spirit of Martin Luther King,” MCSC Executive Director Gina Holmes said in a statement. “We encourage everyone to join together in this National Day of Service and volunteer to make a difference in their community.”

If you are interested in finding an event near you, the MCSC encourages people to visit to find one.

The MCSC and MNA are supporting projects with the following organizations:

  • United Way of the EUP
  • NMU Volunteer Center
  • Boys and Girls Club of Alpena
  • Heart of West MI United Way
  • Barry County United Way
  • United Way of Montcalm-Ionia Counties
  • United Way of the Lakeshore
  • Salvation Army Social Service
  • Delta College
  • Midland Area Homes
  • Mid-Michigan BB/BS
  • United Way of Genesee County
  • King Ave PLUS
  • Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
  • Allen Neighborhood Center
  • Tri-County Office on Aging
  • American Red Cross of U of M
  • EMU Volunteer Center
  • A.S.S.
  • Kids Coalition Against Hunger
  • New Vision Cathedral
  • Sisters Who Are Powerful
  • Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
  • Urban Safety Program
  • VIP Mentoring
  • Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
  • Zaman International
Danielle Emerson

Danielle Emerson