Entries in Service (2)


Obama to Visit Boston Thursday, Speak at Service for Bombing Victims

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(BOSTON) -- President Obama is scheduled to travel to Boston on Thursday, three days after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

As the city grapples with this tragedy, the president plans to speak at an interfaith service “dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in Monday’s bombing,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a written statement.

Obama’s visit comes as authorities are working around the clock to determine who is behind the twin blasts at the finish line of the marathon. Earlier Tuesday, the president vowed to bring to justice those responsible for this “act of terrorism,” which he called a “heinous and cowardly act.”

“It will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. But we will find out,” he said. “We will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice.”

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Obama Family Makes Meal for the Needy

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and his family took part in a service project at D.C. Central Kitchen Saturday afternoon to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11.

The president and his daughter, Malia, packed rice and gumbo while first lady Michelle Obama and daughter, Sasha, prepped corn for a meal that will be distributed to those in need. The first family made chicken sausage gumbo meals that will go to organizations such as D.C. Public Schools, Covenant House Washington, and New Endeavors by Women.

D.C. Central Kitchen prepares and delivers over 5,000 meals every day.

Some of the staff at D.C. Central Kitchen are part of the Culinary Jobs Training Program, which provides formerly incarcerated, addicted and homeless men and women with hospitality jobs.

On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the homeland, President Obama has called for unity and for Americans to take part in a service activity.

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