Martin Luther King, Jr. Rememberance

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Martin Luther King, Jr. played a huge part in helping to bridge the gap between the races during the 1950s and 1960s. He was a civil rights activist, pastor, humanitarian and leader. He was highly regarded for using nonviolent civil disobedience to get his points across. The United States observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day every third Monday of January, which brings it in close proximity to his birthday, January 15.

One of the most memorable questions he posed to his audiences was “What are you doing for others?” If you want to partake in celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., but aren’t sure what to do, we have some ideas.

Do things for other people when you can. Volunteer at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, cleanup projects, and more. Find ways you can help educate people around you by living his example of being nonviolent.

Cleanup projects are simple and easy ways to give back to the community and to the environment. Pick up at least ten piece of trash in your community, or more if you feel up to it.

There are several other projects around the Atlanta area. Load up your friends and family in your Southtowne Chevrolet and check out these wonderfully inspiring events near you.

The Covenant House Georgia AmeriCorps Campus is having a groundskeeping day on January 20 from 9am to 12pm. There is also a day of cleanup at the Chastain Memorial Park Conservancy. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, volunteers will help with spreading mulch, raking leaves, and general cleaning of the park. Being outdoors, volunteers who are allergic to poison ivy or who are sensitive to the sun should wear long sleeves and pants. All persons willing to attend must at least be eight years of age or older.

Another great way to help the community is by volunteering just a few hours of your time delivering food to those with unique nutritional needs. The Open Hand Meal Delivery project will take place from 10am until 1pm. Groups of two or three use their own vehicle to personally deliver meals previously prepared. You must be 18, have proof of insurance, and possess a valid driver’s license.

What better way to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day than by serving the community near your Newnan dealership?

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