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RSVP participates in Martin Luther King Jr. activities

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Representatives from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the RSVP Advisory Council and RSVP volunteers partnered with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox Jan. 15 to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is observed Jan. 21.

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Designated as a day of service in 1994 when Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, individuals and organizations are encouraged to use Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help their communities. Called “A Day On, Not a Day Off” by the Corporation for National and Community Service, under which the RSPV program falls, activities were aimed at transforming Dr. King’s “life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities,” according to the CNCS website.

On Jan. 15, employees from RSVP and RSVP Advisory Council members presented personal hygiene items, books and concessions to Chaplain Capt. Mike McCawley. The items collected were donated by the RSVP Advisory Council, RSVP volunteers and local area vendors.

Chaplain Capt. McCawley said, “The mission of this facility is to transition veterans and active military back to duty or continue serving as a veteran in their community. The donation received will assist families of veterans and active military personnel who utilize this facility.