Richmond, VA – On January 17, 2011, the United States of America will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s life, teachings and legacy through service. Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” To honor Dr. King’s legacy and to stand with President Barack Obama‘s MLK Day of Service, Mayor Dwight C. Jones is calling upon the residents of the city of Richmond to observe the national day of service as a ‘Day On, Not A Day Off’ by helping others in the Richmond community.

“It is my hope that every resident of our great city participates in some way and that we make an impact in our communities by joining together to volunteer on January 17, 2011,” said Mayor Jones. “I ask that everyone gets involved in their community and participates in this effort as we work together to Build a Better Richmond.”

 If you are looking for a way to get involved, you can register for a MLK Day project or any other volunteer project throughout the year by visiting, and click on the ‘Day On, Not A Day Off’ article and follow the links to the Neighbor-to-Neighbor website and registration form. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your volunteer reservation as well as your volunteer location and contact information.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Carla Childs at or (804) 646-5454.

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