The Decatur Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project planning committee announces the cancelation of the January 16-18, 2021 Service Project due to lingering and ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first priority is the health and safety of Decatur’s older residents and the volunteers who go into the homes. Because of the hands-on nature of the annual event, including the extensive planning and preparation, the COVID-19 health emergency does not allow us to hold the Service Project safely in 2021.
Thanks to all our generous sponsors. We could not pull off this event without your support!
While we were not able to have our yearly Restaurants for Repairs dine-out in 2020 due to COVID-19, we would like to thank the 2019 participating restaurants. Please support these restaurants as they continue to give back to our community.
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. The 18th annual project will take place on the weekend of Jan. 18-20, 2020. Other criteria include owning and residing in your home inside Decatur city limits and having a fixed or lower income.
“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