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Pinnacles to honor MLK with day of service

The public is invited to participate in the family-friendly service projects at the national park on Monday

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Designated as a federal holiday in 1938, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates his life and honors his legacy by being the only federal holiday recognized as a national day of service that encourages citizens to be empowered and get involved with their communities.

Join Pinnacles National Park as we make it a day on and not a day off with a service project in the park starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16. Meet at the East Entrance Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. for registration. 

To reflect Dr. King’s love for community, Pinnacles Partnership is partnering with the San Benito Community Food Bank for the event. There will be a donation bin for canned goods at the registration table. Volunteers are encouraged to bring nonperishable items to donate.

The service project will last three hours, wrapping up at noon. Come prepared with sturdy shoes, a water bottle and a great attitude. All tools and necessary personal protection equipment, along with water, will be provided by the park. Service projects are family-friendly. All are welcome!

Groups over 15 are asked to register. Children under 18 need a parental release form signed.

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Office by email at pinn_volunteer@nps.gov or by phone at 831-389-4486, ext. 243.

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