Michelle Obama Calls On You To Serve

07/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • Matthew Palevsky Co-Founder and Campaign Director, unPAC.org; former citizen journalism editor at The Huffington Post

The Obama administration has made community service a cornerstone of its agenda and this week they have taken their commitment one step further by launching United We Serve, the home base for coordinating volunteer opportunities around the country.

Not wasting a moment, Michelle Obama has called on Americans to step up their altruism this weekend by declaring Saturday, June 27 National Health Care Day of Service.

With a massive health care reform bill moving through Congress, Saturday will be a time to put down the debate between single-payer and HMO coverage and help one's neighbor. According to the National Health Care Day of Service website, hosted by Organizing for America, this is also an opportunity for people to see "the reality of our country's health care system and the millions of people who it is currently failing."

HuffPost's citizen reporting unit, Eyes & Ears, wants to highlight these lessons by sharing what you learn on Saturday with our readers.

If you are able to volunteer on June 27 (see the Organize For America site for suggestions in your neighborhood) we want to hear about your experience. Submit your story below (200 words or less) and email us photos from your day at service+submissions@huffingtonpost.com.

We'll feature the most inspiring and insightful stories next week.