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Group launches Solano 30-day service activity, others plan MLK Day celebrations

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FAIRFIELD — The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership kicks off its Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service campaign Monday with “30 Days of Action” through Feb. 18.

Melinda Earp, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership AmeriCorps VISTA in Marin and Sonoma counties, and Sophia Luna, an AmeriCorps VISTA member, have worked in partnership with AmeriCorps California and California Volunteers to design special Days of Service for 2021.

The campaign focuses on food insecurity.

“While many see Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day off, we see it as a ‘day on,’ ” Earp said in a press release. “MLK Day of Service inspired us to create projects that specifically address these issues.”

Earp and Luna have created Operation DREAM, an acronym for Dedicated Readers Excel and Motivate, which operates on Solano, Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties. It’s through Operation Dream that the 30 Days of Action is being coordinated through the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership.

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