(PHOTOS) – 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project

Posted by Decaturish.com January 17, 2016

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor

Hundreds of people came to Oakhurst over the weekend to volunteer during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project. Thirty three homeowners had help cleaning up and cleaning out their homes as volunteers painted, raked, swept, and worked in crawl spaces and attics. Volunteers repaired ceilings and bathrooms, refinished cabinets and did so much more.

Volunteers are still needed for Monday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on how to volunteer, click here.

Michael Murphy-McCarthy (left), his son Aidan (right) and Thomas Lloyd put on their name tags before the start of the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Michael Murphy-McCarthy (left), his son Aidan (right) and Thomas Lloyd put on their name tags before the start of the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bob Reardon (left) chisels out a dilapidated window of a house with the help of John Poe during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bob Reardon (left) chisels out a dilapidated window of a house with the help of John Poe during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Portia Langley (left) and Ousman Sy clean up debris during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Portia Langley (left) and Ousman Sy clean up debris during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Cindy Popp paints during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Cindy Popp paints during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chuck Warner works to remove paint at one of the 33 houses in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chuck Warner works to remove paint at one of the 33 houses in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alia Bahir (left) cleans up debris during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alia Bahir (left) cleans up debris during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Selina McGill (right) and her brother Joseph rake up debris at one of the 33 houses in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Selina McGill (right) and her brother Joseph rake up debris at one of the 33 houses in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Paul Mitchell (center) speaks to volunteers before they split off to their different projects during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Paul Mitchell (center) speaks to volunteers before they split off to their different projects during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Julia Rivarola (left) and Sherry Strozier prep tools and supplies during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Julia Rivarola (left) and Sherry Strozier prep tools and supplies during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bob Reardon chisels out a dilapidated window of a house during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bob Reardon chisels out a dilapidated window of a house during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jason McGill rakes up debris at one of the 33 houses in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jason McGill rakes up debris at one of the 33 houses in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Frank Burdette (left) and Mike Barcik size up the state of an attic in a house off of S. McDonough St. in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Frank Burdette (left) and Mike Barcik size up the state of an attic in a house off of S. McDonough St. in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Frank Burdette works in the attic of a house off of S. McDonough St. in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Frank Burdette works in the attic of a house off of S. McDonough St. in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beth Faircloth helps seal air conditioning ducts in the crawl space of a house during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beth Faircloth helps seal air conditioning ducts in the crawl space of a house during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mike Barcik (right) and Bob Reardon work on different projects to help rehab a house off of S. McDonough St. in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mike Barcik (right) and Bob Reardon work on different projects to help rehab a house off of S. McDonough St. in Decatur during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Scott Lee helps seal air conditioning ducts in the crawl space of a house during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Scott Lee helps seal air conditioning ducts in the crawl space of a house during the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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