A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.
J.O. Wilson Elementary School Clean-up BlitzJoin Friends of J.O. Wilson volunteers, school parents, staff and neighbors, the Washington- Ireland Program, and members of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church on January 19, 2009 for a National Day of Service in honor of the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama to clean out storage areas and help organize the school’s library media center!Monday January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PMJ.O. Wilson Elementary School (660 K Street NE)Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite children’s book to donate to the schoolDon’t worry about breakfast — we’ll bring the bagels, juice, and coffeeTO R.S.V.P. please visit our link on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website at www.pic2009.org/page/event/detail/dayofservicejanuary19/wpjor contact Carol Wheeler at 202-338 3634/cmwh...@earthlink.net. It is very important that we know how many people to prepare for! Hope to see other neighbors there!“When you choose to serve - whether it's your nation, your community, or simply your neighbor - you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans.” — President-elect Barack Obama
I'm not sure what anon meant in response to your previous post, but there's several events in the Frozen Tropics neighborhood this weekend. My best bet would be to just contact whatever groups you normally donate your time/money to. But there is also this handy link: www.usaservice.org. Just type in the 20002 zip code and at least two events come up, as well as many more within 2 miles of 20002. Finally, at least one of the churchs on I St (I think the one at 9th and I, maybe) has something on their sign about volunteering this weekend.Good luck and have fun!
Greater DC Cares also has an annual day of service on MLK Day Monday, although I think they may be full for this year. More information is available at http://www.dc-cares.org/.
There is a poster about a service event at the Kingman Island Nature area (just North of RFK) on Monday the 19th from 10am - 2pm. I believe it said they would be picking up trash and cutting back invasive plants. A group will meet at the Stadium/Armory metro station at 9:30 and will walk over to the site.
Got this email earlier today: Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIOMLK Labor Community Service DayMonday, January 19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMTrinidad Recreation Center 1310 Childress Street NEWashington, DC 20002 As some of you may be aware, President-Elect Barack Obama is calling on Americans from every walk of life to serve your nation, your community, or simply your neighborhood by participating in thein the Martin Luther King Community Service Day events. In response to his call, the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, the National AFL-CIO, Councilmember Harry Thomas of Ward 5 and the Presidential Inaugural Committee are hosting a Martin Luther King Labor Community Clean-Up in the Trinidad/Langston Community on January, 19 2008 from 9am - 12pm in honor of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your participation is needed to make this event a success. Help Barack Obama create change by making change in your community. Please sign up on-line at: http://www.pic2009.org/page/event/detail/4v73c
From a listserv-The King Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. Martin Luther KingJr.'s life and teachings into community service that helps addresssocial problems. On this day, Americans of every age and backgroundcelebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthencommunities, empower individuals and break down barriers.On Monday, January 19, 2009, to commemorate this event and to honorDr. King's memory, you are invited to join Mayor Adrian M. Fenty andServe DC, the Mayor's Office on Volunteerism, in partnership withOperation Gratitude and thousands of volunteers from across thecountry in assembling care packages for our military."A Day of Service for Our Military" will provide the opportunity foryou to show your support to those who serve our country. Sign up nowto volunteer for a shift, lasting approximately one hour, toassemble care packages. Care package assembly will take place insidea heated tent on the field of the historic Robert F. KennedyMemorial Stadium in Washington, DC.Date: Monday, January 19, 2009Time: 10 am to 5 pmLocation: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Stadium/Armory MetroStation–Orange and Blue LinesWhere: Use of the Metro is strongly encouraged. Parking around thestadium will not be available.Please sign up at http://www.usaservice.org/page/s/operationservice.
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