Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity puts citizenship and service in action

Volunteers to revitalize Wynn Street Park as part of MLK Day
Wynn Street Park
Wynn Street Park(Source: Chipola Habitat For Humanity)
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 3:17 PM CST
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MARIANNA, FL (Press Release) – Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity will lead volunteers in the revitalization of Wynn Street Park on January 18th, 2021, a project undertaken to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Local residents will join hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service.

“On January 18th, we will answer Dr. King’s call to serve and make a difference in the quality of life for community residents,” said Carmen Smith, Executive Director of Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity. “Volunteer service is a powerful tool that unites us around a common purpose and builds strong communities. We hope every local resident will feel welcome and join us as we put the core American principles of citizenship and service into action.”

Wynn Street Park, which was damaged by Hurricane Michael, has recently been the target of vandals, who left the facilities damaged and covered in graffiti. The team of staff and volunteers will tackle six different projects throughout the day, which range from the refurbishment of existing facilities to the construction of new playground equipment. It is our hope that this day of service will serve as an investment that provides a sense of public pride and cohesion in our community.

The MLK Day of Service is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts.