Central Falls & Pawtucket to Unite in Service on MLK Day 2023

 Central Falls & Pawtucket to Unite in Service  on MLK Day 2023
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Volunteers to clean up Pawtucket/Central Falls Train Station area in honor of Dr. King’s Legacy

CENTRAL FALLS – City leaders and residents from Central Falls and Pawtucket will participate in a day of volunteer service on Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers will clean up the surrounding area of the soon-to-open Pawtucket/Central Falls Train Station.

Each year on the third Monday in January, Americans observe the MLK Day holiday by volunteering to make local communities more equitable. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer and take action to create communities that reflect Dr. King’s dream. AmeriCorps has been charged with leading this effort for the past 25 years.

Volunteers will meet at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of America’s Food Basket (close to the Train Station end) on 300 Barton Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Cleaning supplies will be distributed to each volunteer.

“The work and legacy of Dr. King remains a shining example of how we can and must work together to ensure equitable opportunities for all Central Falls and Pawtucket residents,” said Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera. “Serving together as a community is one way to honor that legacy and renew our shared commitment to this work. I look forward to working alongside my neighbors on this National Day of Service.”

“I am incredibly proud to join Mayor Rivera and residents of Pawtucket and Central Falls for this special event,” said Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “There is no better way for us to keep the memory and legacy of Dr. King alive than participating in acts of service to make our communities a better, more equitable, place to live, work, and play.”

There is no registration needed to be part of this effort and all are welcome to join us at 11 a.m. on Monday. For more information, contact Chief of Staff Zuleyma Gomez at 401-464-1148.

Service projects across the nation include delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food and clothing, signing up mentors, reading to children, promoting nonviolence and more. For more information, visit AmeriCorps.gov/MLKDay.

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