When signed into law thirty-three years ago, the goal of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was not only to celebrate the man and his contribution to social justice, but to make the holiday a day of community service. While many people across the nation have accepted the call by devoting their time to serve humanity, there is always more that can be done. Even though the economy has improved over the last few years, the change is dismally reflected in certain/under-resourced communities across the country.
In keeping with of the intentions of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, members of Holman United Methodist Church, the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, the Los Angeles Sentinel, and interested friends and members of the Crenshaw community have come together to set aside a day to organize relevant services that are essential to sustain or improve physical and economical livelihood, free, to residents of the Crenshaw District. The services offered will include free immigration and landlord/tenant legal services, medical, dental, vision screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, and employer services. Along with the services, fruits and vegetables will be distributed to participants.