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Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and a dozen of their kids and grandkids joined Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and nearly 10,000 volunteers at the D.C. Armory January 19 to put together 100,000 care kits for U.S. military personnel, disabled veterans and civilian first responders.
In his remarks thanking the thousands gathered for donating their time, Vice President Biden said, “Dr. King imbued in the public this notion of absolute service,” and noted that it was this legacy of volunteerism and service that Points of Light and President George H. W. Bush have continued.
Vice President Joe Biden volunteers on MLK Day of service weekend
Nearly 10,000 people joined together to volunteer at the D.C. Armory on Jan. 19
Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and a dozen of their kids and grandkids
Michelle Nunn volunteers with Janet Napolitano
Delores Morton Discusses Sunday Suppers with Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC
Across the nation, millions honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a National Day of Service. Points of Light mobilized hundreds of thousands of people, including volunteers who mucked out homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy in New York, transformed veterans’ homes in Phoenix, and completed school makeovers in Los Angeles.
Points of Light's signature event in DC, the largest single-site service project of the inaugural weekend, was made possible by Target, which gives 5% of its profit and thousands of volunteer hours to communities every day. Great partners who joined hands to organize this massive day of service and support for our troops also include: the Corporation for National and Community Service, Serve DC, HandsOn Greater DC Cares, Volunteer Fairfax, the Community Blueprint, George Washington University and Operation Gratitude.
Let us know what you did this weekend – and what you plan to do all year long, as we rededicate ourselves to Dr. King’s dream. Connect with Points of Light on Facebook and on Twitter at #2013MLKDay. And check out these photos and media coverage from the DC event.
- Read the 2013 MLK Wrap Up