FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognized through Service
Community makes it a day on… not a day off
City (Date) – This year, community members in [[city]] are joining up with [[any partner organizations]] to celebrate Martin Luther King Day on January [[date]]. The day will include [[Paragraph describing your local service projects or events, be sure to include location and time.]]
These projects are part of a national campaign to make the Martin Luther King holiday a day of community service. During the 1950s and ’60s, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. The aim is to make the holiday a day ON, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned. With thousands of projects planned across the country, the 2009 King Day of Service on January 19 promises to be the biggest and best ever!
Historically, AmeriCorps members across Montana have teamed up with community members and organizations to recognize the legacy of Dr. King through service projects and diversity fairs. To find out what is going on in your community, visit www.mlkday.gov. In [[city]], contact [[name]] for more information, [[contact info]].
About AmeriCorps - In September 1994, the first class of AmeriCorps members—20,000 strong—began serving in more than 1,000 communities. Today, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities each year for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. www.americorps.gov