Honor King with service


Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 12:28 a.m.
On Jan. 15, we will celebrate not only Dr. Martin Luther King's life, but also his passion for service to others through the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will memorialize Dr. King through their participation.
I can't think of a better way to serve during the Martin Luther King Day of Service than to participate in Volunteer Florida's 6 Days 6 Ramps project, which kicks off on Jan. 15. The program builds wheelchair ramps for community members with disabilities who otherwise could not afford one.
Established four years ago by the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, the 6 Days 6 Ramps project began in Tallahassee and has since expanded to Gainesville and Pensacola.
The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida is coordinating the 2007 ramp-building projects in your area, in partnership with the AmeriCorps Dignity Project, AmeriCorps Alachua County Reads, and Christians Concerned for the Community. A total of six ramps are slated for construction in Putnam, Columbia, Suwannee, Levy and Alachua counties.
For details, visit the 6 Days 6 Ramps Web site, located at www.6days6ramps.org. You can participate by calling Mary Lee Tanca with the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida at (352) 231-2766 or (800) 265-5724.
Please, join us for a ramp-building project, honor the memory of Dr. King, and give a person with a disability the gift of freedom.

Wendy Spencer,

CEO,

Volunteer Florida,

Tallahassee

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