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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events - Make it a Day On and Not a Day Off

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Make it a Day On and Not a Day Off

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

National Day of Service
The American Red Cross-Prince George’s County Chapter will hold their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service in the Town of Berwyn Heights on Monday, January 16, 2012. Participants in the National Day of Service will meet at the Town of Berwyn Heights Municipal Center. The address is 5700 Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740.

Participants will enjoy a continental breakfast from 8:00 A.M. until 8:45 A.M. The American Red Cross will provide brief comments and have invited other civic and community leaders to speak and provide words of encouragement and motivation to the volunteer participants. Prince George's County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor will also provide comments as the task at hand includes distribution of emergency preparedness and fire safety information throughout the community of Berwyn Heights.

Groups that have been invited to participate include:

The Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire/EMS Department
Office of Homeland Security - Prince George's County
Citizen Corp
Ham Radio Operators - RACES
Post 275 American Legion
Medical Reserve Corps
Girl Scouts
Fire/EMS Department Community Advisory Council

Let’s make Monday, January 16, 2012 a successful day on and not a day off!

“Reclaiming the Dream – Uniting the Community”

Another community event is being held in the Town of Capitol Heights. The Town of Capitol Heights will host a Community March to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This event is titled “Reclaiming the Dream – Uniting the Community”. It has been organized to empower residents and provide information to the community. The march through the Town will feature faith based, business and community leaders including County Fire/EMS Chief Bashoor and other members of the Department. The march will end at the Capitol Heights Fire/EMS Station #805.

The march is call of action to community to both unite the Town and promote the principles of public safety, service and support to our neighborhoods. Please join us in for the day of service event and reclaim the community with the Town Council.

Below is a list of rallying points and information on the Community March: (Tentative Times and Locations)

March begins: 2:00 pm

Town Hall – Capitol Heights
One Capitol Heights Blvd
Rally Point 1: 2:15 pm
Cumberland St and Larchmont Ave Capitol Heights Park

Rally Point 2: 2:45 pm
Mentor Ave and Emo St

Rally Point 3: 3:15 pm
Cumberland St and Nova Ave
End Point: 3:30 pm
Capitol Heights Fire/EMS Station – 6061 Old Central Ave

Event Sponsors include the Town of Capitol Heights, First Baptist of Capitol Heights, the Islamic Resource Center, Northwest Baptist and many other community partners.

“The Town is committed to making a difference in lives of Capitol Heights residents, this march is symbol of our commitment to creating a environment that lives up to Dream that was envisioned by Dr. King”, said Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth, Town Administrator.

For additional information on the Capitol Heights event, contact Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth at 301-336-0626.

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