Malden Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The Salvation Army’s Second Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Community Service will take place on MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2013. Dr. Martin Luther King believed that acts of service were the great equalizer. “Everybody can be great,” he noted, “because everybody can serve.” Dr. King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, once said “the greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the day by performing acts of kindness through service to others.”

On MLK Day (Jan. 21st), The Salvation Army, located at 213 Main Street, is looking for volunteers to assist from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in handing out coats and clothing as well as helping to prepare and serve the first public meal in the Salvation Army’s newly remodeled commercial kitchen; clean up help is needed as well. Assistance is also requested on Friday, January 18th to set up for Monday from 3:30 to 6:00 PM.

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson will be assisting with these efforts on Martin Luther King Day, and the hope is that many folks will come and be a part of this wonderful new tradition in Malden! This is a great opportunity for families to help their community. This is also a wonderful opportunity for students who must fulfill community service hours. Contact: or call 781-324-1970 EXT. 303.

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England

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