On Monday, January 16th, hundreds of volunteers converged on City Hall in Kalamazoo and then trekked out to 25 project sites to serve their community on the Martin Luther King, Jr National Day of Service. Citizens, students, employees and groups got involved in helping our diverse nonprofit community with projects such as natural area restoration for the Kleinstuck Preserve, donation organization for Kalamazoo Deacons Conference and Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, shoe inventory for the First Day Shoe Fund, working with students at several elementary schools and many more.
Volunteer Kalamazoo and the City of Kalamazoo collaborated to plan this community-wide Day of Service, with support from Fifth-Third Bank, Western Michigan University and Life EMS. We thank all of the volunteers that worked hard for the day. You are part of what makes the Kalamazoo community so amazing!
Check out some of the great media coverage and highlights from the event:
Segment from WWMT, Channel 3:
Segment from WKZO:
Some photos of Community Healing Centers’ MLK Day Volunteers
Miller Johnson employees at Ministry with Community for MLK Day