Latrice McGlothin

Songwriter/Recording Artist/Performer

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Martin Luther King Day 1/15/2018: A Day of Service

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo credit: www.aceweekly.com

Photo credit: www.aceweekly.com

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

Nearly 50 years after his death, the legacy of Dr. King lives on.   Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday, happening the nearest Monday to King's birthday on January 15th.  

The call for the holiday is for people to take time to remember, speak out, care about and serve others.

This year it was my pleasure to lead a group of approximately 30 people to serve at the Thomas House Family Shelter.  Our tasks consisted of building bike racks, assembling bicycles and distributing clothing to the people who live in an underserved area of Garden Grove, California.  The mission of Thomas House is to provide a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless families with children to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient.  

Latrice fixing a bike 2.jpg

In reviewing ways that others were celebrating and serving, it brought a smile to my face to see the granddaughter of Dr. King (Yolanda Renee King) leading a cheer at the National Monument today.

Ciao!

Latrice

 

 

 

 

Martin Luther King - Day of Service 1/16/2017: What are you doing for others?

"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."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

Monday, January 16, 2017 is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. To celebrate the holiday, I will be leading a group to serve and beautify the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center in South Los Angeles.  The event is Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm.  

Planting drought tolerant plants at the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center - MLK Day 2016

Planting drought tolerant plants at the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center - MLK Day 2016

If you are looking for a place to serve in your community, find an organization here at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Enjoy your day,

Ciao!