“Life’s persistent and most urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” The answer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s question can be found in the City of East Point at the upcoming MLK Day of Service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.
Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed nationally as a “day on, not a day off.” This year the city of East Point will host its first MLK Day of Service, which will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Jefferson Park Recreation Center, 1431 Norman Berry Drive in East Point.
According to a press release, MLK volunteers will serve hot meals to individuals and families in need.
East Point has a variety of activities planned for its first annual MLK Day of Service, including health and wellness screenings conducted by WellStar Atlanta Medical Center-South, JenCare Senior Medical Center and ENT Associates of Atlanta. WellStar will also have a nutritionist onsite providing tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. East Point will distribute Meal and Fruit bags while supplies last, compliments of Fulton Fresh Market and national R & B recording artist Angie Stone’s nonprofit organization, Angel Stripes. There will also be activities for youth in the Kid’s Zone.
The East Point Fire Department will instruct CPR classes and register residents to receive free in-home installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. In addition, East Point’s Police Department will provide safety tips, and partner with the Fire Department to issue and install car seats to qualified residents. Visit www.eastpointcity.org to get information about the criteria for participation.