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Hundreds gather to pack meals for MLK Day of Service

16 Enero 2018, 01:59 | Bibiana Flor

It's been 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

James credited the league for playing games as a tribute "for a man who stood for more than himself".

During the neighborhood clean-up, volunteers worked to fix up three lots in the city by building paths, putting edges around garden beds, and clearing alleys.

Cobb County second grade teachers Brooke Patrick and Jocelyn Smith spent their MLK Day at the Center.

For example, it's low income residents who struggle most with pollution, food insecurity, and the lack of resources to rebuild after a disaster.

"I want to see more of our young people who are on the streets shooting each other, robbing and stealing, to realize what kind of price has been paid", Rev. Netters said.

For Keegan and Cole, they plan on making sure that King's legacy continues to live on. "We must love our neighbors as we love ourselves and that's how we press forward". The overall message: don't stop striving for change regardless of what is happening. Nevertheless, Dr. King and civil rights leaders came to appreciate the wisdom of Bunche.

The president of the NAACP Paducah chapter, J.W. Cleary, said Paducah is in a better spot than it was.

"All boats rise with the tide, and it's our obligation to do whatever we can", says Michael Hoffman, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach.

Dwayne Barron says for those actions alone he's forever grateful for Dr. King.

ROC was founded as an outreach organization to promote the empowerment of people, protect area youth, respect cultural diversity and improve the quality of life in the area by unifying all ethnicities in the Brownwood community.

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