Teams of volunteers will spread out Monday morning to work on 37 projects in northeast Georgia for the
As of Sunday afternoon, there were still openings available for volunteers to help with the following projects:
- Spaulding Cemetery Cleaning
- Planting for Paws at the Athens Area Humane Society
- Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary Beautification
- North Oconee River Park West- Park Viewshed Clearing
- North Oconee River Park East- Park Viewshed Enhancement
- North Oconee River Greenway Cleanup
- Memorial Park Weed Warriors Forest Restoration
- Herman C. Michael Park Cleanup
- Greenway Buffer Restoration - College & MLK
- Greenway Buffer Restoration - Ben Burton
- East Athens Community Park SORBA Trails
- Brooklyn Cemetary Clean up
- Commerce Rd Right-of-Way Clean-Up
To register for a volunteer project, visit http://handsonnega.org/athensmlk or follow one of the direct links above.
All volunteers are invited to an optional kick-off breakfast at the 40Watt at 8:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring canned food items as a donation.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will disperse to work on their designated project. Volunteers under age 18 must either bring a copy of the attached Youth Permission Form signed by a parent or guardian to the volunteer project or must be accompanied by a guardian to have it signed during check-in.
First Baptist Church in Athens will host a lunch at 11:30 a.m. and an ecumenical service at 1:30 p.m. The day of service will wrap up with the benefitting Extra Special People, Inc.
In years past, volunteers have contributed 19,499 hours to the community on the holiday, according to Dawn Aiello, Community Programs Director with HandsOn Northeast Georga.
"With this year's participation, we hope to bring that number over 23,000!" she wrote in an email to registered volunteers.