Arizonans answer President's ‘Call to Service’ | Community Spirit
In an event to kick off President Obama’s second inauguration, many Arizonans will take part in the National Day of Service, this Saturday.
The event helps start the 57th Presidential Inauguration, by having volunteers across not only Arizona but the U.S., ‘roll up their sleeves’ and lending a hand at any one of hundreds of event. A task asked of them by President Obama, who is asking all Americans to ‘join together in service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’ during the National Day of Service.
Volunteers can find any number of events or sign up to host their own at the National Day of Service webpage, http://www.2013pic.org/service.
“Service is more than a one-off event, it’s a lifelong commitment,” President Barack Obama said. “The strength of America depends on the strength of our people. That’s why I’m calling on all Americans to take part in the National Day of Service. We all can give back to our communities on January 19 and throughout the coming year.”
Many Arizonians and organizations across the state have already answered the call and are starting to organize events including a local Tucson teenager, Ranae and her mother Carla Garcia.
Each is hosting their own event.
Ranae is working to get her classmates to adopt and run a supply drive for ‘Youth On Their Own’, an organization dedicated to helping homeless students graduate high school and continue on to success in their lives. While Carla, is collecting resources for young children in need.
Carla had this to say in a recent news release, “It’s such a critical day to get as many people as possible pitching in to keep people excited about service.”