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“What are you doing for others?” #MLKDay Of Service


By Jueseppi B.





President and First Lady, Vice President Biden, Cabinet Secretaries, Senior Administration Officials Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service


President Barack Obama checks in on First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia as they prepare burritos while volunteering at the DC Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Day, January 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama checks in on First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia as they prepare burritos while volunteering at the DC Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Day, January 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama Honors MLK Holiday, Visits Soup Kitchen


Published on Jan 20, 2014

President Barack Obama and his family honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service Monday by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals. (Jan. 20)



WASHINGTON, DC – To honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Dr. King’s life and legacy, the President and Mrs. Obama, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other senior administration officials participated in community service projects and events.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to come together to help meet the needs of their communities and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year.


The First Family participated in a service project at the DC Central Kitchen, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary today.  They were joined by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. They served alongside volunteers including a number of veterans who have continued to serve in their community through programs and organizations such as DC Central Kitchen, AmeriCorps VISTA, The Mission Continues, Team RWB, Teach for America, and Team Rubicon.  The First Family and Ms. Jarrett prepared meals for distribution to shelters in the local area.




Also today, the Vice President delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast. The Vice President then joined members of the Catholic Volunteer Network to serve hot lunch to guests at SOME (So Others Might Eat) in Washington, DC.


For more on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) at www.serve.gov/mlkday.




“What are you doing for others?”


Published on Jan 20, 2014

The First Family commemorates the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service by helping prepare meals at D.C. Central Kitchen alongside Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.



On January 20th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Cabinet Members will participate in the Day of Service in the Washington, DC area.   Events include the following:


  • Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew will serve by sorting and packing clothing for homeless veterans at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC with American University Students and Public Allies (an AmeriCorps program);


  • Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will serve food at Food and Friends, a local organization that prepares and delivers meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses in the DC metropolitan area;


  • Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will speak at the National Action Network’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast in Washington, DC;


  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join CityYear corps members and local volunteers at Coolidge High School;


  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki will volunteer at SOME (So Others Might Eat);


  • Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy will serve at the Marvin Gaye Community Greening Center;


  • Ambassador Michael Froman and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough will participate in Family and Community Fun Day alongside veterans and community members at Dunbar High School;


  • ONDCP Director Kerlikowske will serve at Clean and Sober Streets (C&SS), a 120-bed residential community in the Federal City Shelter Complex in Washington, DC;


  • Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will visit with grade school children in collaboration with Little Friends for Peace, an award-winning organization centered on peace education; and


  • CNCS Director Wendy Spencer will participate in various service projects throughout Washington, DC.


  • In addition, on January 18th, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell participated in a service project at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.











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12 Responses

  1. Love, love, love those posters! :D

  2. Reblogged this on cadesertvoice and commented:
    Outstanding post, Mr. JB! Yesterday I attended a MLK Community Breakfast in California. The theme was “Preserving the Family and Protecting the Children.” There were speakers from local, state and federal there who talked about Dr. King’s legacy, where we are and what we still must do. In many ways, the progress King made is going in reverse as prisons continue to fill with black and brown men in a modern day system of slavery. Whites continue to terrorize blacks (and whites) as we saw with Trayvon Martin and police brutality. Hunger and poverty rages in this rich nation. The economic disparity and injustice toward people of color rages on. However, I didn’t take one day off to recognize Dr. King and take his advice on being active for freedom, equality and justice. I try to do this every single day for my children, grandchildren, nation and the world.
    My friend, Jueseppi ObamaCrat Baker, expresses it well in his blog, TheObamaCrat.


    • Hello Dear CADESERTVOICE…I spent some time in the local homeless shelter/soup kitchen combination center….I usually spend 3 days a week volunteering as a cook for the lunch time crowd. Yesterday was a blessing for me since I was myself homeless for 138 days in 2010 because of divorce issues. I know how it is to be without, as well how it is to have way more than I need/should have.

      You are a magnificent women. Have a very happy week ahead.

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