Dr. Martin Luther King Day and the National Day of Service is right around the corner, and a group of community organizations is teaming up to host a clean-up in a Buffalo neighborhood.

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Occurring on the 3rd Wednesday of January every year the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service. According to the United States Office of Civil Rights website, it's a “day on, not a day off" and quite a few members of our community are planning to live that motto.

The greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.
-Coretta Scott King

In honor of this day, the Monarch of Infinite Possibilities (MIP) has joined with the Michigan Street African-American Heritage Corridor Commission to spend at least one hour cleaning up Michigan Avenue.

The clean-up is scheduled to occur on Monday, January 17, 2022, between 9 AM and 10 AM at the Michigan Street Baptist Church located at 511 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14203.

Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:45 AM to receive all of their instructions, cleaning supplies, and other items. If you do attend, please bring a mask and be prepared to adhere to all of the appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines.

If you're interested in volunteering you can sign up here on the Michigan Street African-American Heritage Corridor website.

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