MLK day of service

Residents use day off to clean up community

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:18pm

Schools along with businesses across the country were closed today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But for some Ark-La-Tex residents, they wanted to take advantage of this day off.

Volunteers of all ages took to the streets of Shreveport to help clean sidewalks and residential areas.

“We are better together community clean up,” is project designed to help all walks of life get involved in the community.

"We are cleaning up the community and we are taking the whole approach. not only are we going to clean up the trash and debris, but we are also going to help change lives, the clean up lives and so forth,” said Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon of the Praise Temple Church of Shreveport.

Dr. King was a pioneer civil rights leader and his work was dedicated to the service of people. Carl Williams, who volunteered today, expressed how proud Dr. King would have been to see him helping the community today.

"I think he would be very proud of us, knowing that we are doing more than what it takes to keep our community clean, to keep the areas around our church clean. He would be very proud of us, very proud."


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