LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — More than a thousand volunteers and community leaders spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day giving back.
A group gathered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santee Education Complex to take part in L.A. Works’ 10th Annual MLK Day project.READ MORE: COVID-19 Mortality Rate 'Shockingly' Higher For LA County's Black, Latino Men; Also Have Much Lower Rates Of Vaccination
Community members painted educational murals, built new school gardens and landscaped throughout the complex as well as at Frieda Kahlo Continuation High School.READ MORE: El Sereno Recreation Center Vaccination Site To Close Wednesday, Will Be Replaced With New East LA Site
Sponsors for the day included: Northrop Grumman, Target, American Honda Company, Kaiser Permanente and Macy’s as well as the Los Angeles Lakers, City of Los Angeles Office of Mayor Garcetti, Jonathan Club and Electric Family.MORE NEWS: LAUSD Welcomes Kindergarteners, First Graders Back To 61 Elementary Schools
L.A. Works, a volunteer center for community and corporate service, has spent 24 years providing more than a million hours of service to communities throughout Los Angeles.