16th Annual MLK Day of Service on the Richmond Greenway
“…Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 16th annual MLK Day of Service in Richmond honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held Jan. 16 with a day of service to the community and activities for families on the Richmond Greenway.
The event was hosted by Urban Tilth and the City of Richmond. Event partners were Groundwork Richmond, Rich City Rides, Moving Forward, Hope Worldwide, The Watershed Project, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, Building Blocks for Kids, City of Richmond, Cal Cameron Institute, Friends of the Richmond Greenway; and Pogo Park.
The celebration made possible with the support of the Hellman Family Foundation, City of Richmond, and hundreds of individual donors.
The day’s schedule included volunteer projects along the Richmond Greenway and a Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial and community celebration at Unity Park.
Among the community service projects were opportunities to take part in projects to transform and beautify the Richmond Greenway Trail, like tending to the Greenway Gardens, trash pickup, and planting native plant and trees.
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