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My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteers decorated the Washington Park field house on King Drive with decorations provided by My Block, My Hood, My City.
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CHICAGO — My Block, My Hood, My City is looking for volunteers who can help older people in Chicago this Monday.

The organization is hosting a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To honor King’s legacy, the group hopes to deliver personal protective equipment to 2,000 seniors — but it needs volunteers to help, founder Jahmal Cole wrote in an emailed newsletter.

People who wish to help with the deliveries can register online. The supplies will be provided to volunteers through a drive-thru basis, with pickups at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 9901 S. Martin Luther King Drive.

People who want to volunteer but can’t make the deliveries can instead volunteer on-site to clean up the MLK Gardens with the Rosemoor Community Association.

Volunteers will receive a magnet.

My Block, My Hood, My City will also host a commemoration event at 10 a.m. Monday to honor the MLK Memorial Bridge at 9901 S. Martin Luther King Drive.

Seniors in need can sign up online to request the group’s services. The group delivers protective equipment and food to those in need once per month.

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