A group of 10 USTR staffers spent the morning at Martha's Table volunteering to help at-risk individuals in the Washington, DC area. USTR encourages all employees to volunteer, and seeks to bring workers together to spend time helping local D.C. residents.
Martha's Table's mission is to help at-risk children, youth, families and individuals in our community improve their lives by providing educational programs, food, clothing, and enrichment opportunities. Today, USTR staffers spent their time working in the kitchen, sorting clothes at the organizations' shop, and helping to clean food preparation areas.
President Obama has called on Americans to build a new foundation for our country through service to their communities. Today, Ambassador Ron Kirk participated in a panel discussion in College Station, Texas, on "The Future of Service." USTR urges all visitors to our website to look for service opportunities and share their stories of volunteer service at www.serve.gov.