Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with Assemblymember Paul Fong, NBC

Assemblymember Paul Fong and NBC are sponsoring a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 18, 2010, according to an email forwarded by Campbell Mayor Evan Low.

During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly toward a dream of equality. The King Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community service that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, such as cleaning up one of our community treasures.

For this reason, NBC and Assemblymember Paul Fong have chosen Ulistac Natural Area. Ulistac, the last 40 acres of open space in the City of Santa Clara, teaches people of all ages about the Santa Clara Valley’s natural and human history. People often visit Ulistac to learn about native plants and ecology, bird watch, jog, walk their dogs, and to enjoy the outdoors.

Fong and NBC will be conducting this day of service by cleaning up Ulistac Natural Area on Monday, January 18, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Ulistac Natural Area which is located on Lick Mill Blvd., between Hope Dr. and Tasman Dr. in Santa Clara. For more information call the office of Assemblymember Paul Fong at (650) 210-2000 or (408) 277-2003, or visit http://www.asm.ca.gov/fong .

In his fight for civil rights, Dr. King inspired Americans to think beyond themselves, look past differences, and work toward equality. Serving side by side, community service bridges barriers between people and teaches us that in the end, we are more alike than we are different. These ideas of unity, purpose, and the great things that can happen when we work together toward a common goal – are just some of the many reasons we honor Dr. King through service on this special holiday.

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