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Silent GOOD People

Today, marks the 25th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal┬áholiday. Personally, I think it’s more about the legacy of his fight for equality and justice than it is about him as a person.

One of my favorite quotes from him is….

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

Belive it or not, there are a lot of Silent GOOD people in the earth. Think about it….. Silent-GOOD-people. Those that have the skill, talent, capacity, and intellect, but choose to do nothing or ignore the clarion call to get up and let their voice be heard!

Here a three examples to consider: Continue Reading →

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National Day Of Service

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. Visit MLKDay.gov.

National Day Of Service is fast approaching. What will you be doing How will you be serving on Monday, January 17, 2011?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Organize a book drive.

2. Organize a fitness event.

3. Teach financial literacy.

4. Organize a neighborhood cleanup project.

5. Plant trees in your neighborhood.

6. Train your neighbors to prepare for disaster.

7. Serving food in a soup kitchen.

I hope this short list helps to inspire you to Do Something!

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MLK Day-Day of Service

Yesterday, was a tremendous of day of service. We conducted our first pre-launch activity by making MLK Day, a day of service. We participated in the parade as well as the METRO PARK activities. We distributed hundreds of bags of popcorn and hot cocoa. It also gave us an opportunity to meet and connect with people that we likely would’ve never met.I thank God for it, because we served yound and old, black and white, everybody. While the day was very rewarding to know that our first community service project was a success, I’m yet troubled by some things that still seem sticky in our community that must be addressed in a tangible way.

We’re on to pre-launch activity #2.

Before I go I have a list of Thank YOUs:
God
My Wife
The Prayer Team
West Jax
MLK Foundation of Jacksonville
Duval Ford
HOJ
Everybody that helped out

Posted via web from Dewitt Robinson

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Go Serve!

I really value the service message from President -elect Obama. I personally believe Dr. King’s life stood for service. We al= l should find some tangible way to commemorate his life by serving the needs of others. Parades are good, but how can we translate that energy to impa= ct our communities in a positive manner? GO SERVE!There are so many ways this can be done: volunteering at a food bank, doing house chores for= an elderly person, a child and family picking out their clothes to take to= a homeless shelter, assisting with neighborhood cleanup, etc. There are endless ways service can happen.

I’m excited about our first community service project! I’ll post more later…

Posted via web from Dewitt Robinson

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