How to honor MLK’s legacy through acts of service in Mobile

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Give back to your community this MLK day. Photo via Unseen Histories for Unsplash

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of commemoration that honors Martin Luther King Jr. and his role in the Civil Rights Movement, which began right here in Alabama.

One of the best ways to honor MLK and his legacy is to give back to your community. The Mobile City Council & Mobile United’s Natural Resources Committee make it easy to give back this MLK Day with an outdoor cleanup all across Mobile on January 15th.

Keep reading for all the details!

MLK Jr. Day of Service

Get your hands dirty to make Mobile clean. Photo via Mobile United

This year, Mobile United & the Mobile City Council have made an even larger effort to clean up the city by having one cleanup location in each of Mobile’s 7 districts, meaning there’s a cleanup location close to home. The event is free, of course, but event organizers request that you register at this link so they know you’re coming!

Here are all the details:

  • When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 8:30-11 AM
    • Check-in starts at 8:30, but the cleanup begins at 9
  • What to bring:
    • Clothing you can move around in & don’t mind if they get dirty
    • Sunscreen
    • Shoes that can get muddy
    • Water bottles/granola bars
  • What the cleanup will provide:
    • Safety vests
    • Garbage bags
    • Gloves & trash grabbers
    • Hand sanitizer & bug spray
    • First aid kits

Where you can volunteer

District 1: 625 Stanton Rd, Mobile, AL 36617 – Led by Councilman Penn & Keep Mobile Beautiful

District 2: 1260 Spring Hill Ave, Mobile, AL 36604 – Led by Councilman Carroll & Mobile Baykeeper

District 3: 4380 Park Rd, Mobile, AL 36605 – Led by Councilman Small, Revitalize DIP, & The Peninsula of Mobile

District 4: 5560 Inn Road, Mobile, AL 36619 – Led by Councilman Reynolds & Dog River Clearwater Revival

District 5: 101 E. Interstate 65 Service Rd S, Mobile, AL 36606 (behind Walmart) – Led by Councilman Daves & Alabama Coastal Foundation

District 6: 6175 Girby Rd, Mobile, AL 36693 – Led by Councilman Jones, Osprey Initiative, & Groundwork Mobile County

District 7: 6550 Ziegler Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608 – Led by Councilwoman Gregory & Mobile Baykeeper

Are you planning on volunteering? Tag us @thebamabuzz & let us know! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more like this straight to your inbox.

Liv George
Liv George

A Georgia native soaking up the sun on the Gulf Coast. Lover of Mardi Gras, beach days, and historical sites.

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