PRESS RELEASES from Presidential Inaugural Committee
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Speakers and Performers for National Day of Service Summit
National Mall Service Event will Feature Chelsea Clinton, Eva Longoria, Ben Folds, Beau Biden, Star Jones, Angela Bassett
WASHINGTON – Today the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced the speakers and performers who will kick off the 57th Presidential Inauguration at the Service Summit on the National Mall as part of President Obama’s National Day of Service.  Speaking and performing at the Service Summit will be National Day of Service Honorary Chair Chelsea Clinton, PIC Co-Chair Eva Longoria, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Iraq war veteran and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, American Heart Association spokesperson and television personality Star Jones, actress Angela Bassett, gospel singer Yolanda Adams, U.S. Rep and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and the Washington Children’s Choir. The event will be emceed by 94.7 Fresh FM host Tommy McFly.
Each speaker will highlight one of seven themes of service: community resilience, economic development, education, environment, faith, health, and veterans and military families.
The public can sign up for the Service Summit on the National Mall at Nearly 100 service organizations will be on hand conducting service projects and training citizens to serve in their communities throughout the coming year. Volunteers can paint a portable mural for a D.C.-area school with Greater DC Cares or work with faith-based organizations to craft cards for hospitalized and foster care children. The Red Cross will offer CPR and AED training, and First Book will fill backpacks with new books for children in need.  With a series of hands-on activities, Share Our Strength will teach ways to select healthy foods on a budget. Roots and Shoots will have kid-friendly crafts that make use of recycled materials to protect migratory birds and the American Legion will be working with volunteers to make “Valentines for Vets.”
“We could not be more excited that so many distinguished Americans are answering the President and Vice President’s call to serve,” said PIC spokeswoman Addie Whisenant. “The service fair on the National Mall will undoubtedly capture the spirit of shared commitment and ongoing service so important to President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families.” 
In response to a call to action from President Obama, thousands of Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in the National Day of Service to strengthen their communities and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 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.
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the National Day of Service can be found at and on Twitter @obamainaugural.  The official hashtag of the National Day of Service is #iserve.
Full list of organizations participating in the Service Summit on the Mall:
Bread for the City     
Corporation for National & Community Service
Greater DC Cares    
HOPE Worldwide Ltd.
Life Pieces to Masterpieces  
Local Initiatives Support Corporation 
Martha's Table
National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters   
Points of Light
Public Allies
United Way Worldwide
Voices for National Service    
Volunteers of America
A Wider Circle
Capital Area Food Bank
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
Dress for Success     
Department of Commerce    
Department of Housing & Urban Development
Department of Transportation
Department of Labor
Goodwill Industries International
Liberty's Promise      
Millennium Challenge Corporation and U.S. Agency for International Development &
Operation HOPE
Rebuilding Together
Share Our Strength  
YouthBuild (Sasha Bruce Youthwork)  

After School All-Stars
Afterschool Alliance
Big Brothers & Big Sisters - Capitol Region   
Citizen Schools
City Year    
Department of Education   
First Book  
Literacy Volunteers of America
Next Step Foundation
Reading Is Fundamental     
Teach for America 

Ample Harvest
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Department of Agriculture
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency  
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue   
National Park Service
National Wildlife Federation
Potomac Riverkeeper
Roots and Shoots   
Sierra Club
Student Conservation Association  
The Corps Network

Catholic Volunteer Network
Concerned Black Men National
DC Jewish Community Center
Habitat for Humanity
Interfaith Youth Core
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Junior League of Northern Virginia 
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers     
Salvation Army - Capitol Region
Sunshine Mail Foundation 
Shepherd's Table   
We Feed Our People
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
Autism Speaks
Best Buddies International
Community Health Corps   
DC Rape Crisis Center
Feeding America    
Food and Friends   
Health and Human Services
Peace Corps
Red Cross  
Simple Changes
Teens Run DC
The Women’s Center

American Legion    
Blue Star Families   
Comfort for America's Uniformed Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
Give an Hour
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 
Team Rubicon
The Mission Continues
Veterans of Foreign Wars  
Vietnam Veterans of America
Young Marines

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Cabinet Members to Participate in National Day of Service
WASHINGTON— The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that fifteen members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet will take part in the National Day of Service on January 19.They will join Americans in all 50 states who are serving as part of the kick off to the 57th Presidential Inauguration.  The secretaries have also pledged to perform ongoing service at
Continuing a tradition the First Family began four years ago, Inauguration weekend will begin with a National Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers have organized events in all 50 states, and the PIC is sponsoring a Service Summit on the National Mall with 100 organizations and seven service projects under one tent. The President and his team have always believed that our country is strongest when we all work together, when neighbors help neighbors, and communities find common goals.
“Barack and I have always believed that we all should contribute to our communities,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “Each and every one of us can make a difference.  My family and I are looking forward to joining these members of the Cabinet, along with so many other Americans across the country, to kick off inauguration weekend and pitch in on the National Day of Service this Saturday."
The Cabinet secretaries participating in service events are Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, USTR Ambassador Ron Kirk, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Small Business Administrator Karen Mills.
Many of the Cabinet officers and other administration officials are serving at sites that include AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that leads President Obama’s United We Serve Initiative and engages millions of Americans in service each year.
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the National Day of Service can be found at and on Twitter @obamainaugural.  The official hashtag of the National Day of Service is #iserve.
Below is more detail on cabinet official participation:
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join the National Park Service in a project to beautify the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Ambassador Susan Rice will be participating in the Citywide Food Bank at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. As an emblem of community resilience, the Citywide Food Bank at Trinity Washington University is on track to be one of the largest in DC history, with over ten local food pantries and 50 churches coming together to package food to give to families in need.
Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank will be participating in a service project at the Marie H. Reed Elementary School in Adams Morgan. The Marie H. Reed Elementary School serves students from preschool through 5th grade with a rigorous curriculum and school-based programs designed to give students a well-rounded education and a positive view of their place in the community. Saturday’s projects will include painting, gardening, organizing and drawing.
Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will be participating in a Citizenship and Deferred Action Workshop at the Hyattsville office of CASA de Maryland. Founded in 1985, CASA de Maryland is a community organization aimed at improving the quality of life and creating equal opportunities for low-income Latinos and their families. At the event, Secretary Solis and approximately 40 volunteers will be helping over 200 community members start their Citizenship and Deferred Action applications.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will be attending a service event at the DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC. DC Central Kitchen has prepared 25 million meals for low-income and at-risk neighbors in the DC area. Secretary Sebelius will be assisting 35 volunteers in the preparation of approximately 5000 meals. The prepared meals will be distributed to community organizations throughout Washington, DC.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan will be travelling to New York to assist in Hurricane Sandy relief through Clean Ocean Action at Jones Beach. Clean Ocean Action is a leading national and Northeastern regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Clean Ocean has gathered thousands of volunteers to restore the area. At the event, hundreds of volunteers will be divided to clean up manmade and natural debris from Hurricane Sandy along Jones Beach.
Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will participate in a service project at Rock Creek Conservancy. Rock Creek Conservancy is a nonprofit group working to protect and restore Rock Creek and its waters, parks and lands. Secretary LaHood will be assisting with cleanup to help protect the health and beauty of the creek.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be participating in City Year's Day of Service event at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C. He will join City Year corps members, Department staff and school leaders to make math-focused learning toys that will be used in younger classrooms at Burrville. Volunteers at the school and surrounding neighborhood will also work on service projects that include painting murals, maintaining playgrounds, building benches and planting green spaces.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki will be serving breakfast to homeless residents of Washington, DC at a service event hosted by SOME (So Others Might Eat). SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation¹s capital by offering services such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be participating in a “Unite America in Service” event at the DC Armory, hosted by Points of Light and Target, in partnership with Operation Gratitude, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Community Blueprint, Serve DC, HandsOn, Greater DC Cares, Volunteer Fairfax and the George Washington University. Points of Light is the world’s leading volunteer organization, with the mission of inspiring, equipping and mobilizing people to take action that changes the world. At the event, 10,000 volunteers will be packing 100,000 care kits filled with necessities for US Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders.
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will be participating in a Habitat for Humanity service project in Northeast Washington, the team will rehab two units, both of which will be built to the Earth Craft Homes Gold level standard, making them at least 15 percent more energy-efficient than new homes built only to code. Administrator Jackson will join 15 volunteers to do building and refurbishing both inside and outside of the houses.
Ambassador Ron Kirk will be participating in a service event at the Capitol Hill Montessori School. Ambassador Kirk will be assisting in outside work building a greenhouse, moving woodchips into a children’s play area, and cleaning up the parking lot, and inside work  such as painting, refurbishing painted quotes, hanging flags, and performing general touch ups to the building.
Small Business Administrator Karen Mills will join Year Up to mentor young adults in Boston, MA on Friday, January 18, 2013.  Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Descriptions of the seven service themes:

Help promote a healthy neighborhood through service at your area senior center, health clinic, or Let's Move! initiative.

Put stock in your community’s future by serving in your neighborhood school, after-school, and early childhood programs.

Community resilience
Reach out and support your friends and neighbors in need through service with disaster relief organizations, community gardens, and area shelters.

Economic development
Americans all over the country are starting their own small businesses, investing in green energy, and rebuilding their communities. Help drive your local economy by serving at poverty relief centers or the local businesses that keep your community running.

Veterans and military families
We have a sacred trust with those who serve our nation. Give back to those who have given so much by serving at facilities that provide medical and mental health care, or lend a hand with an organization that honors veterans and military families.

Give praise through service in an interfaith dialogue, church service, or faith community effort.

Better your community by serving with park and river clean-ups, environmental education campaigns, or animal shelters.

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 4, 2013

First and Second Families Call Nation to Action with National Day of Service
WASHINGTON – Today, 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: 

In 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.

“Service 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.” 

“The 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.”

To 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 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 future.
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee can be found at and on Twitter @obamainaugural.


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chelsea Clinton Named Honorary Chair of the National Day of Service for Presidential Inaugural
WASHINGTON – Today the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced that Chelsea Clinton will serve as Honorary Chair of the 2013 National Day of Service, which will kick off the Second Inaugural weekend of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
“We are thrilled that Chelsea Clinton will play such a critical role in mobilizing Americans across the country to take part in the National Day of Service,” said PIC President and CEO Steve Kerrigan. “Through her work with the Clinton Foundation and her recent efforts to help communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Chelsea sets a remarkable example for serving and strengthening our country. As Honorary Chair, she will be instrumental in helping lead the President’s call to service and growing this important tradition.”
Chelsea Clinton will join Americans in all 50 states to participate in service events on Saturday, January 19 and will headline the Service Summit on the National Mall. The First and Second Families will also be participating in service events in the D.C. area on Saturday.
“There is no more fitting way to mark a presidential inauguration than a day of service,” said Chelsea Clinton. “Coming together as a country to strengthen our communities has always been part of the American spirit.  I am deeply grateful that President Obama and his administration have put service at the center of the Inauguration weekend and I am proud to be part of a nation-wide service effort, honoring the service and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and building a brighter future for all of us.”
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee can be found at and on Twitter @obamainaugural.
Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton has worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital and studied at Stanford, Oxford and Columbia Universities. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford, working at New York University and working with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative and is a special correspondent for NBC News. Chelsea currently serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media and the Weill Cornell Medical College. She and her husband, Marc, live in New York City.


For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Americans in all 50 States to Participate in the National Day of Service as Part of 57th Presidential Inauguration
Americans Across the Country Respond to President Obama’s Call to Service
See below for a sampling of events
WASHINGTON —Americans in all 50 states have responded to President Obama and Vice President Biden’s call to service, and will be participating in the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Countless Americans have signed up at to serve on Saturday and have pledged to ongoing service as part of the National Day of Service.
In 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.

“This inauguration is truly a national celebration, with Americans serving their communities in all 50 states,” said PIC President and CEO Steve Kerrigan. “Whether you are recruiting mentors in my home state of Massachusetts, teaching the value of healthy eating in Georgia, or cleaning up the damage from forest fires in Colorado, all Americans can play an important role in this Inauguration.”
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee can be found at, on Twitter @obamainaugural or by downloading the Inugural app by clicking HERE.
For a list of showcase events in each state:
Episcopal Church of Nativity Homeless Outreach
208 Eustis Ave SE, Huntsville, Alabama
Volunteers will arrive by 9:30 AM
The High School group at the Episcopal Church of Nativity will meet early Saturday morning to pack boxes of supplies to deliver to members of the homeless community around Huntsville.
Alaska Veterans Organization for Women and YWCA
324 E. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
Volunteers will assemble care packages to send to female soldiers serving overseas.
Youth On Their Own
Tucson, AZ
Youth On Their Own helps support high school graduation and continued success of homeless youth. On Saturday, participants will collect the supplies Youth On Their Own needs for success.
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way, Slot 108, Little Rock, AR 72202
Volunteers will be organizing a cleanup of the Arkansas Children's Hospital as part of a “grounds day” event.
Second Harvest Food Bank
2700 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
Having solicited donations from friends, neighbors, family or co-workers, participants will work with Second Harvest Food Bank to collect food for those in need.
Seed to Shelter
201 Impala Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80521
This past summer, one of the largest, most destructive wildfires in Colorado history burned over 80,000 acres of forest, caused tens of millions of dollars in damage and destroyed hundreds of homes just north of Fort Collins, Colorado. Seed to Shelter, a volunteer program started by high school students and their teachers, aims to repair some of the damage done by this devastating fire.
MLK Day of Service
83 Lockwood Avenue, Stamford, CT
Teams of volunteers will meet in the morning for a gospel brunch before breaking out into service activities throughout the area from working with the homeless to helping seniors.
Habitat for Humanity
2134 Lamotte Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
High school students will satisfy community service requirements by volunteering to work on an actual construction site led by the Habitat for Humanity construction crew. Following a morning orientation, students will be working on 17 new town homes in downtown Wilmington in the Prices Run Neighborhood.
MLK Elementary School
591 Nw 31st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Classrooms will be set up with volunteer projects covering several service initiatives and with an opening ceremony dedicated to the celebration of Dr. Kings vision of service.
Results Central
2532 S. Hariston Rd Ste H Decatur, GA 30035
This new Georgia initiative addresses childhood obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. On the Day of Service, participants will join Bernice King for thirty minute classes on nutrition and healthy living.
Red Cross
45 North Market Street, Wailuku, HI 96793
Volunteers will re-organize and inventory disaster supplies for the Maui Red Cross to ensure quick access in time of need.
Friends In Action
1093 Crossbill Street, Meridian, ID 83642
Friends in Action recruits and trains volunteers to lead self-care education programs for caregivers and the elderly. On Saturday, volunteers will assist in taking down Christmas decorations.
USO Military Donation Drive and Letter Writing Campaign
700 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
This event is for residents of Chicago to come out and support our active troops stationed abroad, and learn more about long term volunteering with USO.
Forest Manor Multi Service Center
5603 East 38th Street. Indianapolis, IN 46226
This Community Center is one of the most active in the area and provides crucial social services to seniors, homeless, families and children. The community will give back on Jan 19th by helping to paint, clean and landscape this community center.
Central Iowa Shelter & Services
1420 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Volunteers will help in the shelter’s mission is to provide free shelter and meals to homeless adults regardless of physical or emotional conditions, while facilitating their move toward self-sufficiency.
Kansas City, KS
The bone marrow donor registry will be canvassing in African-American and Latino communities to expand their registry and help save lives.
Family Scholar House
511 East Burnett Ave., Louisville, KY 40217
Community volunteers and member of Burnett Ave. Baptist Church will be responsible for sorting children's clothing, books, and writing personal notes of encouragement to the families that Family Scholar House assists. 
VooDoo Areana Football Team
194 Zachary Taylor Drive, New Orleans, LA 70130
The New Orleans VooDoo Arena Semi-Pro Football players will spend a day motivating and encouraging children with disabilities.
Good Shepard Food Bank
3121 Hotel Road, Auburn, ME 04210
Volunteers will work at local food bank sorting canned goods to help those in need.
Digital Harbor Tech Center
1045 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Digital Harbor Tech Center offers afterschool programs in digital literacy and tech workforce skills while also promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among Baltimore City Public Schools students. Volunteers will research local technology companies and enter basic data about them into a database to help Tech Center students identify projects, career mentors and other resources.
Mass Mentoring
Boston, MA
Volunteers will canvass neighborhoods and tell our neighbors about Mentoring Month and opportunities to mentor.
64 Kenilworth Street, Detroit, MI 48202
Volunteers will board up 13 dangerous, vacant and open houses near the Detroit International Academy for Young Women located on Woodward. A cleanup effort on the blocks will also take place to make sure the area is safer for students and residents walking and biking in the area.
The Fisher Foundation House Program
1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Volunteers will collect goods to help support military families in times of need.
Service Showcase and Health Fair at the Jackson Medical Mall
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue #107, Jackson, MS 39213
Similar to the Service Summit on the National Mall this service showcase will offer opportunities learn about local non-profits. In addition volunteers have organized health screenings by medical professionals.
Castle Point Subdivision Association
10242 Prince Drive, St Louis, MO 63136
Castle Point Subdivision Association will engage local children in an activity led by local artist Ilene Berman. Berman will encourge participants to draw their ideas of how they would like the community to look on boards. The panels will be used to board up the vacant properties in an effort to de­ter violators from illegal dumping in the properties.
Clark Fork Coalition
140 South 4th Street, West, Missoula, MT 59807
Volunteers will conduct “man on the street” interviews in Missoula, Montana with video equipment provided by the Clark Fork Coalition, a non-profit that is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Clark Fork River basin, a 22,000-square-mile area draining western Montana and northern Idaho. The Clark Fork River has undergone EPA Superfund remediation in at least one area and it is a major recreation resources as well as a drinking water resource. The volunteers will ask people “What does water mean to you?”
Planned Parenthood
3105 N. 93rd St Omaha, Omaha, NE 68134
Volunteers will be getting together at the health center in Omaha to assemble safer sex packets that will be distributed at community events across the area.
St Jude's Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude Street, Boulder City, NV 89005
Volunteers will be bundling and storing their Christmas decorations, sorting their donations and items in their gift store, and setting up shelving in their warehouse. In addition to the work on the facility, volunteers will be hosting a picnic and playing games with the children to boost their spirits and let them know there is a wonderful community out there willing to show them kindness and love.
Touchstone Farm
13 Pony Farm Lane, Temple, NH 03084
Touchstone farm is a place dedicated to helping veterans and their families when they return from war. In addition, the farm uses their horses and specialized carriages to work with persons with disabilities. Volunteers will spend time fixing up the facility, cleaning out the barn and lodge while also getting an opportunity to learn about the organization and what impact they have on the community.
Hope Worldwide Cleanup
55 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723
Volunteers will access the homes hit by Hurricane Sandy, and survey the damage from the storm. Then, they will help clear out debris and clean up garbage from these homes.
Boys and Girls Club of Albuquerque
3333 Truman St Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Local children from the Boys and Girls Club of Albuquerque will be taking get well posters, cards and signs to injured vets at the VA.
Brooklyn International High School, 49 Flatbush Extension, Brooklyn, New York
Tagai is a cultural exchange mentoring program bringing together like minds from unlike cultures to open new worlds. Tagai students have high aspirations for college, but lack the guidance and generational knowledge that so many of us take for granted.  Volunteers will offer guidance on college applications and essays to Tagai students.  Participants will also hear from some first generation college students and then have breakout sessions where volunteers will be able to help students directly with any application and essay questions.  
Charlotte, NC
Hands on Charlotte
6800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212
Hands on Charlotte mobilizes citizens in direct service in the local community with three simultaneous, multi-faceted volunteer fairs that will give individuals, families and groups the opportunity to come together in a spirit of service and friendship.
SENDCAA Head Start
3233 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103
SENDCAA Head Start is a family and childhood development program for low income families. This organization promotes school readiness of three to four year olds through a curriculum that prepares them for kindergarten. Volunteers will clean ten classrooms at Fargo's SENDCAA Head Start facility.
African Culture Fest at Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203
This festival celebrating African culture is located in one of the most remarkable museums in the greater Cincinnati region. This historical site will be utilizing volunteers throughout the weekend and on the day of service to educate, entertain and engage visitors during MLK weekend.
Ronald McDonald House - Guest Chefs!
1301 Ne 14th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
The Oklahoma Day of Service Volunteer Team is proud to be providing a delicious lunch to the guests of the OKC Ronald McDonald House as part of the Guest Chef Program.
Friends of Trees
3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214
Friends of Trees are aiming to plant over 5000 street and yard trees as part of their Neighborhood Trees program. After the program, volunteers will gather for a potluck lunch provided by neighborhood groups. 
Operation Gratitude
724 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Operation Gratitude sends care packages to our military men and women abroad, offering the missed pleasures of American life, as simple a bag of chips.
MLK Community Center
20 West Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Participants will be preparing and painting classrooms in the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. The community center offers the area’s highest-volume food pantry and only daily meal site, plus a comprehensive roster of educational and enrichment programs.
The Household of Faith
720 Hudson St, Hartsville, SC 29550
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Household of Faith Church, Hartsville Outreach Ministries will provide meals for approximately 200 individuals including seniors, disabled, and children on Saturday.
Children's Inn
Sioux Falls, SD
Children’s Inn  offers 24 hour, free services for women, children and men who are victims of family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, neglect, or sexual assault. On the National Day of Service, local students will make valentines for the residents of Children’s Inn. 
Expanding Health Care
Tullahoma TN 
Volunteers will engage in a proactive discussion about health care and how to expand medical coverage to rural areas. The goal is to develop a community-based strategy about how to increase awareness about eligibility for expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
AIDS Interfaith Network
501 N. Stemmons Fwy Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207
Volunteers in Dallas will be hosting a Saturday Nite Live event for people who use the services of AIN. At the event, volunteers will help serve meals and help with the entertainment.
Children's Christmas Box House
3660 West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
A group of volunteers will go to the Christmas Box House for a series of supportive activity with neglected children.
King Street Center
87 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401
The King Street Center serves as a crucial local community resource for young people and families throughout the city of Burlington. During the National Day of Service weekend volunteers will help coordinate activities during a special mentor-mentee event at the center.
Crossroads United Methodist
43454 Crossroads Dr, Ashburn, VA 22181
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Grace Ministries at Crossroads provide an incredible service to the residents of Ashburn, who are struggling to get by, providing them with food, laundry services, career counseling, and much more.
Retsil Veterans Home
Port Orchard, WA
A team of volunteers will interview willing veterans to about their service. These interviews will both be transcribed on paper and videotaped, and then sent to the Library of Congress to be permanently recorded in our nations' history.
Ronald McDonald House
841 Country Club Dr, Morgantown, WV 26501
Volunteers will go to Ronald McDonald House to help them with housekeeping by cleaning, organizing and painting.
Dr. John Bryant Center
2000 De Koven Ave, Racine, WI 53403
The Bryant Center will organize free diabetes and high blood pressure screening on the National Day of Service. This project will help to continue raising awareness about these conditions within this community.
ACRES Student Farm
Corner of Harney and 30th, Laramie, WY 82071
This entirely student-led farm will ask volunteers assist in daily farm chores. Activities will include cleaning machinery and tools, clearing out a large barn, and assisting to replace the barn's gutters. Students at the ACRES Farm are excited to share their work with volunteers in the local community, and to finish the much-needed gutter replacement project.