On January 15, 2018, ServeWyoming will host the Martin Luther King Day of Service and Remembrance/Wyoming Equality Day.

“On Monday, we answer Dr. King’s call to serve and are making a difference in the lives of Natrona County residents,” said Shelly McAlpin, Executive Director of ServeWyoming. “It is a resourceful way to meet local needs, volunteer service is a powerful tool that unites us around a common purpose and builds strong communities. We are putting the core American principles of citizenship and service into action.”

ServeWyoming is a group that promotes collaborative efforts among private, non-profit and governmental organizations that advance community service, volunteer programs and activities in each Wyoming community.

The “Day On, Not a Day Off” for January 15th will begin with a march at 11:00 am at City Park, 7th & Center, and ends at First United Methodist Church, 302 East 2nd St.

Participants who do not want to or are unable to walk, may ride the C.A.T.C. bus in the march or are welcome to come directly to the church.

Hamid Kahn, an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina, attorney, and civil rights advocate, will be the keynote speaker.

ServeWyoming officials say that the MLK Day of Service seeks to shine a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides. “We must remember there is no quaint definition of what it means to be an American, but our history has taught us anything, there are no set paths, only a shared set of values are not easily expressed,” says Kahn.

Music will be provided by Casper’s United Church of Christ. After, participants are invited to a free-will offering lunch, hosted at Wyoming Food for Thought Project, 900 Saint John St. and a service project from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food will be collected at First United Methodist Church for the Holy Cross Food Bank or at Wyoming Food For Thought.

The celebration has been made possible with support from ServeWyoming, the Casper NAACP, First United Methodist Church, AmeriCorps, The Corporation for National and Community Service, United Church of Christ, Wyoming Food for Thought Project, Casper College, the City of Casper, and many volunteers. People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can get involved. For opportunities to not only give back this day, but any day, touch base with click on Volunteer.