The First and Second Families issued a call to action, asking all Americans to join together in service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is encouraging all Americans to participate in a National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19, by signing up on the PIC's new webpage: www.2013pic.org/service .
2009, President Obama and the First Lady started the tradition of
holding a National Day of Service the weekend before the swearing-in.
President Obama has always believed that everyone has something they can
contribute to their community, and that America works best when
neighbors help neighbors. Volunteers are organizing service events in
all 50 states and the PIC will host a major service fair on the National
Mall. Events are organized into seven service themes: Community
Resilience, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Faith, Health,
and Veterans and Military Families. The First and Second Families will
also participate in service events in the Washington, D.C. area.
Americans can find an event or sign up to host their own at the National
Day of Service webpage .
is more than a one-off event, it's a lifelong commitment," President
Barack Obama said. "The strength of America depends on the strength of
our people. That's why I'm calling on all Americans to take part in the
National Day of Service. We all can give back to our communities on
January 19 and throughout the coming year."
National Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans, no matter
where they are, to be a part of the Inauguration," Vice President Joe
Biden said. "Everyone can contribute in service to their community. My
family is among the many looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and
recommitting ourselves to service."
year, the New Orleans VooDoo's 7-on-7 Flag Football Charity Event
Called "Preauxs vs Jeauxs" has been selected by the White House as
Louisiana's flagship event for the Presidential Inaugural National Day
of Service. The VooDoo and PlayNOLA announced last week that they have
chosen the Miracle League of Greater New Orleans as the benefitting
charity for 2013. Ameriprise Financial has stepped in as the presenting
sponsor and presents the 2nd Annual New Orleans VooDoo/PlayNOLA 7-on7
Preaux's vs. Jeauxs Charity Flag Football Game. Saturday, January 19,
2013 @1:00PM- Pan American Stadium- City Park, New Orleans! Doors open
am most excited that the children of the Miracle League of Greater New
Orleans will be involved," said Pat McCollough, Louisiana State
Coordinator for the Presidential Inaugural National Day of Service. "It
is touching to know that the New Orleans VooDoo Arena Football League
players have the heart to give back to the community."
engage all Americans in the hard work of shaping our future, the First
and Second Families are asking Americans to do three things:(1) LEARN:
Go to 2013pic.org/service and learn about how to join or host a local
service event.(2) SERVE: Sign up to serve on January 19, 2013, to honor
the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who dedicated his life
to service.(3) PLEDGE: Pledge to serve in the community regularly in the