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Arizona To Host A Martin Luther ‘King Day Of Service’ On Tempe Town Lake!


Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr
Tempe Parks and Recreation, a community service program aimed at planting trees in and around Tempe, AZ will host a ‘King Day of Service’ on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 18th.

The Martin Luther King Day of National Service was promoted from Martin Luther King Day in January 2009 when the U.S. House of Representatives encouraged “all Americans to pay tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through participation in community service projects on Martin Luther King Day,” as read in the resolution.

Several volunteers from Clean Air Cab, McCarthy Construction and students from Arizona State University will plant trees for the Trees for Tempe program on the south shore of Tempe Town Lake. Volunteers as well as the general public will also participate in the clean-up efforts by raking gravel, planting and trimming shrubs.

Since being founded in October of 2008, over 400 hundred trees have been planted under the Trees For Tempe Program in Tempe, Az. The trees that will be planted on King Day will be the first of 2010 to be planted by the Trees For Tempe volunteers.

The Trees For Tempe service is from 7:30-10am on Martin Luther King Day (Monday Jan. 18th).

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