Bay Area Residents Honoring MLK’s Legacy by Volunteering

January 20, 2014 13:02 pm · 7 comments

In honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many Bay Area residents are doing their part to help better their communities today by planting trees, cleaning up parks and taking part in other service projects.

Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, has been recognized as a national day of service, and Bay Area residents are stepping up to volunteer.

Locally, residents are celebrating MLK Day by helping the East Bay Regional Park District with restoration work and invasive plant removal.

Also, Congressman John Garamendi  is working alongside members of the service group Rebuilding Together to rebuild two homes for veterans.

Information on other local activities happening this week can be found online at www.mlkday.gov.

{ 7 comments }

1 still anon January 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Ditto, Marianne

2 Anon January 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Congressman John Garamendi, our first in a long line of failed insurance commissioners. Good things he transferred to a better position.

3 JLG January 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Give Nonviolence a Chance its the hard way but more productive in the end.

4 Anon January 20, 2014 at 5:09 PM

@JLG

I don’t know why I even try, but hey hippie, 50 years and counting, how’s the non-violence plan going?

5 Yhe Phantom January 20, 2014 at 9:08 PM

…62 years!

In the Spring of 1951, black students in Virginia protested their unequal status in the state’s segregated educational system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_civil_rights_movement#Brown_v._Board_of_Education.2C_1954

Worked great, functional success since 1968, 45 years and it keeps on going!

6 EdiBirsan January 21, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Did my community service work with the Picker Squadron gathering oranges.
Anyone else with excess fruit trees let me know
EdiBirsan@astound.net

7 Anon January 21, 2014 at 5:39 AM

@Yhe Phanturd

I guess it’s all in what you are smoking or whom you are doing, huh turd?

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