MLK National Day of Service
In the last Digest, we mentioned the National Day of Service that took place on Jan. 19th to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Two of our Virginia staffers, Cristin Etheredge and Lauren Vitt, volunteered their time at the D.C. Armory where they put together 182 care packages for the military and wrote letters to troops overseas. Each care package was filled with lint rollers, dental floss, tooth brushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, cotton balls, and Q-tips.
Close to 10,000 people volunteered and approximately 100,000 care packages were created. Vice President Biden and his family visited the event during the earlier half of the day.