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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:14 AM

Join the National Day of Service this weekend

I received a phone call a while back from the Obama campaign about participating in a national day of service as part of inauguration activities. I'm volunteering this Sat. It's not too late to sign up to help out somewhere in your community. Time slots can be as short as one hour.
Info available here: http://2013pic.org/service/serve

Any one else participating?

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Reply Join the National Day of Service this weekend (Original post)
BainsBane Jan 2013 OP
lovemydog Jan 2013 #1
BainsBane Jan 2013 #2
lovemydog Jan 2013 #3
BainsBane Jan 2013 #4
JoeyT Jan 2013 #5
BainsBane Jan 2013 #6
BainsBane Jan 2013 #7

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:25 AM

1. I'm participating

by spending part of Saturday at a horse shelter, mucking.

I've been volunteering there every Thursday for about a year & a half. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done.

“Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
— Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:44 AM

2. Hanging out with the horses must be great

Did you register your service with the Obama people?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:01 AM

3. It is!

Not sure how to register the service, or whether I want to.

I just enjoy volunteering. I encourage everyone I know to do it any way they can. It gets me out of myself, and caring about something more. Also, it's a great way to meet people with similar interests.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:06 AM

4. Go to that link in the OP

And let them know you're doing it. It is good PR for the president, which raises his stature a bit in negotiating with Republicans.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:19 AM

5. I had to scroll for a while

to find one that wasn't super-religious within a hundred miles but I found one. This is the first I'd ever heard of AmpleHarvest.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:01 AM

6. Well, I'm volunteering at Lutheran Social Services

Which has a religious name but isn't religious in practice.
It's great you signed up! I hope it's a good experience for you.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:43 PM

7. Kick

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