The County Executive Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
County Executive Ike Leggett met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. twice as a young civil rights activist in Louisiana. He spoke from the heart to more than 1,000 persons about Dr. King -- how Dr. King affected his life and changed America and Montgomery County -- at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center. Click here to view the 21-minute video.
Help for Haiti
Responding to the news of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, County Executive Ike Leggett said, “Montgomery County’s hearts and prayers go out to all those in Haiti affected by the terribly destructive earthquake there. We empathize with the difficulties and challenges faced by Haitians who live in the County who are worried and concerned about their loved ones and their native land.
"I urge Montgomery County residents to support humanitarian efforts to save lives and help feed and shelter survivors by contributing to relief efforts."
Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Department of Correction and Rehabilitation have donated 1,700 pounds of food and water to relief efforts in Haiti. The County’s Volunteer Center provided volunteers who transported the provisions to Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Save the Children is transporting the donations to Haiti.
In addition, the County's Urban Search and Rescue Team is on standby.
Information on how to donate to Haitian relief is on the Volunteer Center website.
CATEGORIES: Making News
POSTED AT: Friday, January 22, 2010 | 2:00:00 PM