Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Posted on January 22, 2013
Updated 7/30/15 1:59pm | Alert1
admires the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. A beloved Baptist minister and
social activist, he rallied to unify the peoples of our nation. His name became
synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States because of the
influential speaking, writing, and peaceful protesting he did in the
mid-1950’s. Dr. King is well known for the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, his
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, and his “I Have a Dream” address. At the age
of 35, he was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In spite of
being subjected to personal abuse and violence, Martin Luther King, Jr.
persevered; he not only became the symbolic leader of American blacks, but he
became a world figure. His life was tragically cut short in 1968, when he was
assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room.
Martin Luther King, Jr. preached about justice, empowerment, love, and peace.
In the final months of his life, he turned his attention to fighting poverty.
Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are
you doing for others?’” It is appropriate that we now celebrate his legacy with
a day of community service. This year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was held on Monday, January 21st. It
is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – “a day on,
not off.” Americans of every age and background are encouraged to come together
and strengthen their communities.
Alert1 medical alert systems, we believe it is important to build goodwill in the community. We began
as a small, family-owned business and one of the ways we do that is by treating
our customers like family. Every employee from our sales reps, to our billing
department, to our technical support team is taught to respect and value each
customer. Another way we build goodwill is by partnering with other like-minded
organizations to give back to the community. We partner with HOPE Enterprises
to employ people with special needs to clean, refurbish, repair and test our
devices. We also run special promotions throughout the year, which feature
donations to relevant causes such as diabetes and breast cancer awareness.