Avondale Estates nonprofits offer MLK Day of Service projects

In commemoration of the King Holiday and in the spirit King exemplified, Avondale ACTion and Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice are supporting a joint service project, according to a press release.

Given the COVID-19 situation and the strictures imposed by social distancing, officials decided that an in-person event posed too many hazards, so they are encouraging donations to two community organizations. The project will run through Sunday, Jan. 24.

  1. The Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) has several different programs to serve people with limited resources. Because November and December are their biggest months for food donations, they have no need of food at the present time. DEAM has a program of providing financial assistance to prevent utility cut-offs (gas, electricity, and water) to qualified applicants. We encourage individuals to provide financial assistance to DEAM to help prevent utility cut-offs. Checks should be made out to DEAM and have Utility program in the memo line. Checks can be dropped off in collection bins or can be mailed directly to DEAM at 515 E. Ponce de Leon Av, Decatur, GA 30030.
  2. Toco Hills Community Alliance (THCA) is a multi-faceted program to help people with food, clothing, and other basic needs. They serve a large number of veterans and people who are homeless. Their biggest needs are:
  • Diapers (sizes 4-6)
  • Canned soups, stews, meats in pop top cans which are easier for people who are homeless to eat
  • Canned fruit and vegetables, also in pop top cans
  • Cereals, both hot and cold