Dom Meriweather recently sat down his 5-year-old daughter and explained why the work done by Martin Luther King Jr. was so important.
“I told her that during those times, we weren’t treated as equals, and that we were looked down upon,” Meriweather said.
Meriweather spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by working with volunteers organized by United Way of Anchorage. Volunteers distributed door hangers at the homes around Creekside Park Elementary School. The information shared included resources available to residents through Alaska 2-1-1 and United Way’s healthcare navigators.
Meriweather volunteered with coworkers from The Odom Corporation. Jeff Lightfoot, general sales manager of the northwest division of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Alaska organized the opportunity.
“It definitely brings us closer together and that makes us a stronger organization and makes our community stronger,” said Lightfoot.
Meriweather, who has family members who marched with King, is demonstrating the importance of carrying King’s legacy for the Anchorage community and his daughter.
“I think the more we work together with our community, the better and stronger it’s going to be,” said Meriweather. “I know some people look at it as one person can’t make a difference, but one small step forward is a step we didn’t take.”
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