PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s “2015 Season of Service” program has added a new event to this year’s roster, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Southern California Edison and a collaboration with Antelope Valley YouthBuild.
The “MLK Day of Service with YouthBuild” will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, beginning with a clean-up event at the Palmdale Dream Center, located at 38518 5th Street East in Palmdale (5th St. & Ave. Q-5).
Members of YouthBuild, city staff and volunteers will work on cleaning up the site and the surrounding community. In addition, they will be working on community assessment and distributing flyers for local resources, as well as hosting a community informational session on a job training program.
Interested volunteers should call 661-266-8900 or email YouthBuild’s Sonia Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’re so grateful to SCE for their significant donation that honors the life work and mission of a true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Neighborhood Services Director Mike Miller. “Our collaboration with YouthBuild continues to grow and thrive, engaging the youth in our community and preparing them for a positive future.”
The City’s ‘Season of Service’ is part of the city’s participation in the “National Day of Service” in recognition of Jan. 20 being Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“The program is designed to provide residents with an opportunity to make a difference in their community by way of an organized event, or for them to develop their own projects in the spirit of Dr. King’s call to service,” said Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones.
Service projects in Lancaster
The city of Lancaster also has announced several community projects taking place Saturday, Jan. 17, as part of its eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
The service projects will be held at various locations throughout the Antelope Valley, and they include opportunities to plant trees, paint fences, serve food to the homeless and donate blood.
Click here for more information on Lancaster’s community service projects.