Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Record Turnout for MLK Jr. Day of Service in Dunwoody

More than 500 volunteers braved cold weather to give back to the Dunwoody community.

 

Dunwoody, GA – January 21, 2019 – More than 500 volunteers braved unusually cold weather to give back to their community through the City of Dunwoody’s MLK Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21.

The City partnered with the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. to organize activities at Brook Run Park, the Dunwoody Nature Center and the Community Assistance Center.

Trees Atlanta also supported the event with volunteers and resources.

Working in teams, volunteers cleaned signs, picked up trash, and planted 8,000 daffodils and 72 trees at Brook Run Park.

“We were worried about the weather, but that didn’t stop volunteers from turning out in record numbers,” said Dunwoody Parks Director Brent Walker. “We’re excited to see this important volunteer event continue to grow. It’s a great way to honor Dr. King’s legacy.”

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For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director, at 678.382.6881 or at Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov or Sgt. Robert Parsons, Dunwoody Police Public Information Officer at 678.382.6909 or at Robert.Parsons@dunwoodyga.gov

About the City of Dunwoody, Georgia

Dunwoody is located in metro Atlanta, in northern DeKalb County, Georgia and was officially incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. The City of Dunwoody provides quality service to its citizens and supports the largest economic engine in the Southeast by planning in a careful and thoughtful manner. The City of Dunwoody is inventive, transparent and embraces responsible progress, tempered by the city’s rich history and strong desire to maintain a close and vibrant community atmosphere that values family life and the entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Dunwoody supports and nurtures a community dedicated to the preservation of family, education, religious institutions, and the environment.

 

 

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