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.
Thanks to all our generous sponsors. We could not pull off this event without your support!
Stay tuned for information about Restaurants for Repairs coming soon…
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.
“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