Williamson County Residents Invited To MLK Day Of Service

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ROUND ROCK, TX—As a steward of public service, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy in Civil Rights and social justice is preserved by the observation of MLK Day celebrated each year on the third Monday of January. In an effort to promote the values of MLK, United Way of Williamson County invites the community to the MLK Day of Service, with in-person and virtual opportunities to volunteer at various locations throughout Williamson County.

Scheduled on Monday, Jan. 18 beginning at 9 a.m., the annual event honors Dr. King's legacy and provides an opportunity for all people to renew their own personal commitment to citizenship through service to others. Individuals are encouraged to take action and lift their neighbors and community through volunteerism. Offering a variety of in-person and virtual projects throughout Williamson County, resident may join in solidarity with the countless Americans across the country in their pursuits to public service.

Participants are invited to volunteer on your own, with family, friends, co-workers or school mates, and volunteers are encouraged to following the health and safety guidelines of local, state and federal health agencies. See individual projects for age requirements and risks. Volunteers are required to follow social distancing guidelines as outlined by the project host. Bring a face mask, gloves, and any other personal items you may need for your own protection or to participate in the project.

NOTE: If you are the contact person for a volunteer group, your group registration must be finalized no later than Wednesday, January 13. Please update your online registration form with each participant’s name and email address. If you know your group will not be able to fill all volunteer slots for a project, please notify us ASAP so we can find other volunteers to complete the work.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. To register and for additional details click HERE.

This article originally appeared on the Round Rock Patch