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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Faith in Action
Faith in Action
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The Black Employee Resources Group and the Christian Employee Resource Group are teaming up at my work to celebrate Martin Luther King Day by turning a day off into a day on – a day on for giving back to the community in service.

My company recognizes Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 18, 2010, as an all company, paid holiday. One hundred and eighty employees will be giving their day off to community service by volunteering to package food at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s starving children. The organization ships food to 60 countries around the world. Feed My Starving Children packaged 73.6 million meals for children around the world last year alone!

Feed My Starving Children is responding to the Haiti earthquake – you can help the people of Haiti by donating to Feed My Starving Children where a single meal only costs seventeen cents to package. The organization already has a million meals on the ground in Haiti and plans to ship three million more meals for Haiti relief.

Donate now here:

Feed My Starving Children asks you to join them in prayer for the people of Haiti.

Dr. King recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. Through his words and example, Dr. King challenged people to take action and lift up their communities through service: “Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Matthew 25:40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'


  • Virginia Bergman 5 years ago

    Hi Shari,

    Great article and kudos to your workplace for giving their day off to help others!

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