A record number of volunteers turned out for Dunwoody’s MLK Jr. Day of Service

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Monday’s cold weather didn’t stop a record number of dedicated volunteers from showing up at Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park for the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service.

The city reports that more than 500 volunteers braved unusually cold weather to give back to their community through the City of Dunwoody’s MLK Jr. Day of Service Jan. 21.

The city partnered with the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. to organize activities at Brook Run Park, the Dunwoody Nature Center and the Community Assistance Center.

Trees Atlanta also supported the event with volunteers and resources.

Working in teams, volunteers cleaned signs, picked up trash, and planted 8,000 daffodils and 72 trees at Brook Run Park.

“We were worried about the weather, but that didn’t stop volunteers from turning out in record numbers,” said Dunwoody Parks Director Brent Walker. “We’re excited to see this important volunteer event continue to grow. It’s a great way to honor Dr. King’s legacy.”

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