January 21 citywide cleanup | Community Spirit
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The National Day of Service celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK Day)—a national holiday that honors the legacy of the civil rights leader Dr. King through a day of service and volunteering—will be co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Jacksonville NAACP branch, and the city of Jacksonville mayor's office with its 21st City Wide Clean Up on Monday, January 21, 2013.
Even though the nucleus of the MLK, Jr. Commission will be in Washington, DC for President Obama's inauguration, other staffers will carry out the City Wide Clean Up with Jacksonville's NAACP. They will join the city of Jacksonville, North Little Rock, Little Rock and surrounding communities for the clean up, along doing a host of a wide range of volunteering events.
MLK Day commemorations will coincide with the Presidential Inauguration, so the President is asking all citizens to join him in participating in the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19.
"This [collaboration of both organizations], Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas, will have an opportunity to give back to the community. We want everyone to realize the [importance] of making a commitment to pledge to serve after MLK Day throughout 2013.
"The MLK, Jr. Commission will sponsor free bus rides, [courtesy of Central Arkansas Transit (CAT)], for those outside Jacksonville who want to participate in the clean up. There will be food and other things provided after the clean up ... ," DuShun Scarbrough, executive director of the MLK, Jr. Commission, noted.