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Duckworth Encourages Volunteerism During National Day of Service

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th Congressional District spoke at a rally Saturday and said there are a number of ways people can serve our country.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th District participated in the National Day of Service commemoration Saturday, and encouraged all Americans to find some way to serve others.

“There are so many great ways to serve your country,” Duckworth said. “Whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen or nursing home, tutoring at a school, or helping to build affordable housing.

“We all have a responsibility to go into our communities and make a difference,” she said.

Duckworth also took part in a community service project at Ideal Academy in Washington D.C. and spoke at a rally  on the National Mall.

Duckworth volunteers at Feeding Greater Elgin and St. Paul’s Food Pantry in Bloomington, Illinois. She also is a 21 year veteran in the United States Army. 

Doremus Jessup January 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM
I love Tammy and I think Volunteering is its own reward but politicians should keep this in mind. Americans Must Work Until April 17 This Year Just to Pay for Government. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/americans-must-work-until-april-17-year-just-pay-government It is from last year but I doubt the time frame has changed too much.
Roman G. Golash January 22, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Tammy Duckworth should focus on teaching our children about the economic tsunami that is coming our way. Over $17 trillion in debt, half the country does not pay income taxes, most importantly, American have forgotten who they are. Now all they want is their "stuff." BTW, is Tammy her real name? Or is it "Ladda?"

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