In April 2009, the President signed the landmark Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. By signing this act into law, the President called upon all Americans during a time of recovery and renewal to volunteer their time to help address local needs.
MYD has been responding to President Obama’s call to serve in our community. Service is integral to our mission addressing social and economic issues, raising awareness about civic engagement and expanding volunteer opportunities for our members.
We had our first community service project of the year on Saturday at a City Harvest Mobile Market in Washington Heights distributing fresh produce to pre-qualified community residents. The Mobile Market is part of City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods strategy increasing healthy food knowledge and access to affordable options in low-income neighborhoods. Here are the pictures!
There is strong consensus that service is a powerful response to social and economic issues. In our community, there is so much that we can do right now, this year, to make positive contributions on a range of issues through service projects.
Want to get involved? If you are interested in volunteering with us, have ideas and suggestions about service projects or would like to lead a project, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.