Martin Luther King Day is celebrated as a national day of service. Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. In Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield HandsOn Greater Richmond is leading the charge in organizing volunteer participation, and you can sign up here. Opportunities in other towns around the Commonwealth can also be found using their search tool.
In Petersburg, high school students can participate in an afternoon of learning and service at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Life Center at 444 Halifax Street.
Dr. King’s commitment to using peaceful methods to change laws and social structures for the benefit of all will always be remembered, and we hope that everyone will find a way to provide some service to their community during Monday’s holiday honoring him.