Over 100 Pinellas County residents will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday for Habitat Pinellas’s Day of Service. Habitat Pinellas volunteers will roll through the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) of South St. Petersburg providing exterior improvements to seven homes as part of the National MLK Day of Service, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in volunteer service.

In partnership with St. Petersburg College, Habitat Pinellas has received a $5,000 grant to provide paint, supplies and organization of this event. In addition to this MLK Day of Service, homeowners residing in the CRA of South St. Petersburg can look to Habitat Pinellas all year long for affordable home repairs like roof replacement, structural, plumbing, electrical repairs and painting. For more information regarding this program and the qualification process contact Habitat Pinellas at 727-536-4755 ex 401.

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has planned a day of service that will leverage the strength of local citizens to help tackle local problems and advance Dr. King’s dream of opportunity for all. The annual event honors Dr. King’s legacy and is an opportunity for Americans to renew their own personal vows of civic responsibility through service to others and engage in conversations to advance community goals.

For a donation of $19.64, volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, lunch and an exciting day with others giving back to our community.

Sponsors for the event include AmerLife, Bon Secour, Hertz, Jeff Coffin Painting, Khonsari Law Group, Lewis, Longman & Walker, Morneau Shepell, Sabal Trust, and Westminster Shores.