MLK Service Project 2020 – Begins January 18

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The MLK Jr Service Project will happen in January of 2022.  The project will be smaller than in years past.  We will be following CDC guidelines and we are working out the details of how the project will safely function. The first priority is the health and safety of Decatur’s older residents and the volunteers who go into the homes.




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


Our Sponsors

Restaurent for Repairs

Restaurants for Repairs

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.

2019 Participating Restaurants


MLK Service Project


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. 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.

Contact Lee Ann Harvey, 678-553-6548, or, to sign up or to refer someone to this program. More information about the project is available at

“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



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