#MLKDay of Service

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities. Each year citizens and organizations unite to become engaged in service activities to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday, Monday January 18. This is true for digital volunteerism as well. On this day of service, lend your digital voice to the cause and help lift up those who help bring critical services that stabilize and improve communications for those impacted by disaster.

This year we invite our social media followers and friends to reach out like and retweet our key disaster response work as well as the work of our partner organizations that support and improve communications in the face of disaster. We encourage you to get involved and make the King Day of Service, “A Day On, Not a Day Off!” through digital engagement. Use your voice in social media to help others by following and retweeting these organizations.

Information TechnologyITDRC is a non-profit organization of technology professionals who assist communities in crisis with Information, Communications, and Technology resources. They fulfill this mission through education, planning, and disaster response; by a dedicated team of volunteer technology professionals and corporate partners. To volunteer: visit http://www.itdrc.org/volunteer Like them on Facebook Follow and retweet their important work on Twitter

Translators without Borders is an independent non-profit association helping NGOs to extend their humanitarian work by providing free, professional translations. Knowledge is power. It saves lives, lifts people out of poverty, ensures better health and nutrition, and creates and maintains economies. Access to information is critical. Language barriers cost lives. Aid groups working in crisis-situations face a mission-critical challenge in disseminating knowledge in the language of those that who need it. To volunteer: visit http://translatorswithoutborders.com/Volunteers/Translator-app

Cisco Tactical Operations (TacOps) quickly deploys personnel and equipment to support the acute phase of emergencies that affects communications. The team establishes IP-based communications for first responders, government agencies, relief organizations and others who require mission-critical connectivity to respond effectively. Cisco TacOps connects the unconnected in the midst of crisis, anywhere in the world. A global capability with a global mission. Follow their important work on Facebook and Twitter.