More than 400 Long Beach-area volunteers are expected to give back to the community to mark the national MLK Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 21.
The civil rights leader who fought against racism is honored with a federal holiday every January, around the time of his birthday. Some people get the day off from work, but others take part in the National Day of Service — where people are encouraged to participate in community work.
For the ninth year, Long Beach’s MLK Day of Service will connect volunteers to 16 local service projects for “Day On, not a Day Off.” The event is hosted by Leadership Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach and Mayor Robert Garcia, in addition to council offices and some neighborhood groups.
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