How companies and communities are coming together to create positive change.
By Taleisha Ming-White | January 14, 2022
It was 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
At Entergy, we are helping to keep the dream alive through community service. As our neighbors across the Gulf South celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, we encourage our employees to use that time to give back to the communities we serve. As the late Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
On MLK Day of Service, hundreds of Duke Energy employees fanned out across our communities to serve others. From teaching girls about STEM in aviation and building homes to serving meals and beautifying parks, Duke Energy In Action volunteers put our purpose into action: to power the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities.
CSX observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a National Day of Service, when many employees dedicate their personal time to volunteer.
This past Monday, some CSX employees joined a service event at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville in conjunction with CSX’s national partner, City Year. Together, volunteers painted a mural highlighting a city skyline along with values of both City Year and Martin Luther King, Jr., such as honesty and respect.