(Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day)…..It is a federal holiday to celebrate the birth of the slain civil rights leader.

The City of El Centro has decided Monday is a Day On Not A Day Off. In partnership with the Humane Society of Imperial County, the City has organized a day of service in commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The King holiday is the third Monday in January. The MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, a day on not off. It is a day to encourage unity and engagement of Americans from all walks of life to work together by donating their time to a special cause or completing a community project. Members of the community are encouraged to volunteer and donate their time by attending the Day of Service from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday at the Humane Society of Imperial County at 1575 West Pico in El Centro. Volunteers can donate as many hours as they want. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers must wear appropriate clothing.