MLK Service Project 2020 – NEW DATE: APRIL 23-24

-1233days -8hrs -57min -3
Volunteer

Volunteer

The MLK Jr Service Project is back! The 2023 project will be back to the usual MLK weekend on January 14-16, 2023.

Current and new volunteers will be critical in helping the committee prepare for the future. If you are interested in helping in a leadership role or behind the scenes, there are a number of volunteer positions and opportunities available including grant writing, fund-raising, assessing needed repairs on the home, recruiting House Captains, and more as the committee prepares for the next chapter.


Save

Donate

Thanks!

Thanks to all our generous sponsors. We could not pull off this event without your support!

 

Our Sponsors

Restaurent for Repairs

Restaurants for Repairs

Stay tuned for information about Restaurants for Repairs coming soon…

Save


MLK Service Project


Volunteers Sign Up Here

We appreciate you pre-registering to volunteer at the link above, but you may also just show up at The Solarium in Oakhurst. Shift times are Saturday 9-1, Saturday 1-5, Sunday 1-5, and Monday 9-1. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your shift.

OUR MISSION:

Decatur’s MLK, Jr. Service project seeks to harness community volunteers to assist long-time City of Decatur residents/seniors homeowners to safely and comfortably remain in their homes by providing house maintenance and repair.

Free Home Repairs for Older Residents

MLK Service Project

City of Decatur homeowners who are at least 62 years old may be eligible for help with home and yard maintenance and repair, free of charge, through the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project. Since 2003, project volunteers have installed handicap ramps, replaced rotten wood, weatherized homes, repaired water damage and worked with professional partners to do plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work.  Other criteria include owning and residing in your home inside Decatur city limits and having a fixed or lower income.

Volunteers Sign Up Here

“At the top of my list of ‘Things That Make Decatur Special’ is the annual Service Project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Getting to know seniors in our neighborhood and helping out in some small way has enriched my life and my experience of living as part of the community that is Decatur. As Mayor, I am especially proud of this collaborative effort and I look forward to this weekend every year!”
Mayor Patti Garrett

Save

Save


Our Blog

Solarize Decatur teaming up with MLK Service Project!

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb is proud to announce it is teaming up with the MLK Day Service Project to donate solar energy systems to qualified homeowners. The solar energy generated will reduce...
Read More

You Give and You Get Back

When, in 1968, Joy Jackson, her husband, and children moved from California to Decatur, there were no organized summer activities for Mrs. Jackson’s daughters. The two boys had options, but...
Read More

A Volunteer Grateful for Volunteers

Former Mayor Elizabeth Wilson Speaks Out on the MLK Service Project “What a Difference These Little Things Make” Sitting on her serene, screened-in front porch, former Decatur Mayor Elizabeth Wilson...
Read More