MLK committee renovates elderly Boynton Beach family's home

Volunteers honor Dr. King with day of service
Posted at 1:40 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 13:40:23-05

In Boynton Beach, the community came together Monday to help an elderly couple and their son.

It was all part of an annual service project organized by the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.

This year’s theme centered around this quote from Dr. King, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others.”

Students and church members cleaned up the family’s yard and painted their house.

Organizers said King set the example.

“We’re following on the shoulders of a great man, Dr. Martin Luther King,” said Deputy Fire Chief Latosha Clemons. “His vision and his tradition was unity, celebrating families and community. So, we wanted to bring that importance here to our own city.”

“It’s dynamic just to see everybody come together in unity and service,” added Greg Murphy, a co-chair of Boynton’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee.

MLK Day and September 11th are national days of service and remembrance in the United States.