"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King's life and legacy is a story of personal sacrifice and service to others for the greater good. Today, let's not just remember his bold words and actions promoting freedom, justice and equality for all. Let's also follow in his footsteps by volunteering to serve our local communities. Together we honor his memory and make our neighborhoods, where ever they might be, a greater place to call home.
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a Day of Service
Martin Luther King Day is more than just a day of remembrance. It's also a day of service. Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service that encourages all Americans to give back to their local communities.
Some ways you can get involved and serve your community on Martin Luther King Day:
- Collect clothing and personal care items for a women's or men's shelter
- Serve meals at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen
- Volunteer with youth programs
- Clean up a local park or your neighborhood
- Support a local group or cause that you are passionate about
Embracing compassion, encouraging peace, standing with and not against your neighbors – this is the message and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this day, share his hopes and dreams by giving back, extend your hand to those in need and let kindness prevail.
At Coldwell Banker Realty, we are committed to serving the needs of our local communities, today and every day. We invite you to join us on this special holiday by showing your support and giving back to our community. Together, we can pay tribute to Dr. King and carry on his legacy by making our neighborhoods in the Greater Charlotte area a great place to call home.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
Fair Housing Legacy
Today, as we look back and remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we also recognize and celebrate the impact he continues to have on the real estate industry today.
During the early 20th century, discriminatory housing practices segregated and relegated African-Americans to live in low-income areas with poor-quality residences. Dr. King saw this as a key component of racial injustice in the United Sates and in 1966 co-led the Chicago Freedom Movement, a campaign that fought for the right of Black Americans to seek housing wherever they pleased. At that time, Dr. King famously said:
"We are here today because we are tired. We are tired of paying more for less... We are tired of living in rat-infested slums... Now is the time for making real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children."
One week after Dr. King's assassination in 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law.
"We must use time creatively in the knowledge that the time is right to do what is always right."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Coldwell Banker Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act, which protects all people from discrimination when renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance or engaging in other housing-related activities.
If you're considering buying a house in the Greater Charlotte metro area, please reach out to me. It would be my honor to help you find the home of your dreams.