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Organizations offering volunteer opportunities for MLK Day

5 days 21 hours 50 minutes ago Monday, January 15 2018 Jan 15, 2018 January 15, 2018 7:10 AM January 15, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, several volunteer opportunities are being offered in our area. 

Volunteers can participate in The Walls Project's MLK Festival of Service. During event, volunteers get to help paint blighted buildings and murals, repair fences and haul trash away from properties.

In partnership with The Walls Project's MLK Festival of Service, the Baton Rouge Green will be planting trees and creating three vegetable gardens for the community. 

For more information or to sign up to volunteer click here.

LSU will be hosting a MLK Day of Service on Monday. The event will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Volunteers will meet in the LSU Student Union Ball Room.

Monday night from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. there will be a candlelight vigil and march. The event is sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The event will be at the LSU Student Ball Room.

For more information click here.

The Advocate reports that there will be festivities at Gus Young Park starting at 9 a.m. The day will kick off with a performance by Bryson "Cupid" Bernard who is known for the song "Cupid Shuffle."

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will speak at the event at 2 p.m.

The BR Hope Zone will be hosting a community resource fair to showcase various organizations and resources available in the community.

Southern University will be hosting a day of service on Monday. Student groups will build a community garden at Ryan Elementary School on Elm Grove Garden Drive. Southern will also hold a "Dream in Color" service at 6:36 p.m. on Jan. 19 starting at the MLK Catholic Center.

For more information, click here.

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