Volunteers to clean southeast Bakersfield neighborhoods in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sixth year holding clean-up event

BAKERFIELD, Calif. - A local organization will pick up trash from neighborhoods in southeast Bakersfield in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday. 

Hundreds of volunteers with Stop the Violence will start patrolling the streets at 8:15 a.m. 

MLK Day of Service was nationally signed into law by President Bill Clinton 20 years ago. 

Isaish Crompton with Stop the Violence said his organization wants to continue to help spread King's message of community service. 

"I think that his dream and his vision for us is a lasting one and we continue to piggy back on that to bring some unity and keep out community's clean,' Crompton said. 

Crompton said that the day of service should be just one day out of many through the year that we help give back to our community. 

'It's up to us individually to get out and make things better for our community for our kids for our grandparents,' Crompton said. 

Anyone can join in on the day of community service. The day kicks off with a the annual community breakfast at the MLK Community Center, at 1000 S. Owens Street, at 7:30 a.m., clean-up begins at 8:15 a.m. 


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