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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, Monday, January 19, is celebrated as a National Day of Service. Residents are encouraged to attend “The Generational Dream: Uniting the Generations of the Young and Old” program on Monday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Imperial Plaza, 1717 Bellevue Avenue, and then impact their community through a day of service. The National Day of Service celebration is being organized by the City’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) Initiative, in partnership with AmeriCorps ACES, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Imperial Plaza, Senior Connections and the Valentine Richmond History Center.

Event Speakers include Richmond City Council Vice President Chris Hilbert of the 3rd Voter District, Jeff Bourne of the Richmond Public School Board 3rd District, Debra Gardner, City’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Human Services, and Paul Manning, City’s Chief Service Officer.

Beginning at noon, volunteers from the Mayor’s Youth Academy, AmeriCorps, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, and the Richmond Preparatory Christian Academy will create care packages for residents of Manor Care Imperial Nursing Home and perform outside yard work for seniors and persons with disabilities in the 3rd District.

For more information about Neighbor-to-Neighbor volunteer opportunities, please visit

Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 9:51 AM

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