Albany community comes together for day of service on MLK Day

(ALBANY, GA) – While churches remained empty for Martin Luther King Day, pastors and their congregations were out helping the community in a city-wide day of service.

“A lot of us were raised right here in this neighborhood, and to have a church here and give back to the community who raised us, it’s a big deal, it’s a big deal,” says Sheron Barlow, a member of Harvest Temple Faith Ministries

While the Albany YMCA was helping the Harvest Temple Faith Ministries with a community project, members of the St. James Baptist Church drove up from Baconton to feed people in Albany.

Deacon, Ernest Price tells us, “Right now there is a lot of need for help right now. And this is just our way of getting the ministry to help the needs of the people.

Whether they’re helping a church or feeding the hungry, everyone giving back today believes this is what Martin Luther King’s message should be

Harvest Temple Pastor, James Morris says, “I think this is what Martin Luther King wanted. This is what he fought for and what he believed in. That we come out of the walls of our homes and our personal lives, and come into a place where we can help the community”

“…To engender community, and on this day of service to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, I couldn’t think of a better place to be,” says Albany Area YMCA President, Dan Gillan.

As members of the community young and old came out to support one another, a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King will help to strengthen the Good Life City moving forward.