Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr: Today And Every Day We Can All Serve

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

"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.


How to 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 on Martin Luther King Day, 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 for over five decades.


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 us."

 

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.

 

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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.

 

"We must learn to live together or perish as fools."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (30)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

All important quotes you have included today Nina. He was definitely a visible leader and started this while he was at a young age.

Jan 17, 2022 06:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... I find I appreciate Dr. King's message more with each passing year.

Jan 17, 2022 06:47 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Nina Hollander, Broker how wonderful of you to honor DR KING today and you selection of his quotes  amazing and timeless

Jan 17, 2022 07:00 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

MLK chose peace to change society and it worked brilliantly.  We have so much to learn from this man's actions.  Such an amazing person.

Jan 17, 2022 07:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hannah Williams good morning, Hannah... thank you. Dr. King's message is so relevant to this day and I'm afraid often getting lost in the noise of today.

Jan 17, 2022 07:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Norma J. Elkins I agree, Norma. Dr. King's message has stood the test of time and will continue to do so... it will never be irrelevant.

Jan 17, 2022 07:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Nina,

What a great selection of quotes of Dr. King's.  Not long ago we saw the Aretha Franklin film of her life, and she was a wonderful active supporter of Dr. King.  Happy Monday.  A

Jan 17, 2022 07:11 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

His legacy lives on and but for a few that seek to gain advantage where none is needed it can be a good thing

Jan 17, 2022 07:32 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - As you do on so many days of celebration, you shine a light on what this day means.  You always know how to honor the people or historical events.  

Jan 17, 2022 08:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel thanks, Alexandra... I'll be the first to admit that as I get older I appreciate Dr. King more than I did many years ago.

Jan 17, 2022 08:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva hi Ed... when you go through a list of Dr. King's quotes you begin to realize what a rich legacy he left behind in terms of his beliefs and sayings.

Jan 17, 2022 08:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® thanks so much, Sheri, for that wonderful comment. When something/someone is deserving of being honored, it's not hard to do. 

Jan 17, 2022 08:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- what a lovely tribute to Dr. King. His view resonates with me...using a peaceful yet firm approach not violence. 

Jan 17, 2022 12:29 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I would think that violence never really moves the needle forward. 

Jan 17, 2022 12:40 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, MLK was a great man and nice to celebrate his legacy today!  

Jan 17, 2022 12:40 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Nina - judging people by the content of their character is a quote I will never forget.

Jan 17, 2022 12:45 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... hopefully celebrating MLK's legacy each year will help people understand what his real legacy is.

Jan 17, 2022 02:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... Dr. King said so many unforgettable things. I don't think we fully appreciated his wisdom except with the passage of time.

Jan 17, 2022 02:50 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina he had major impact on many lives, and responsible for many positive changes.

Jan 17, 2022 04:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George... Martin Luther King certainly made many of us think in very different ways.

Jan 18, 2022 02:48 AM