January 10, 2023 (Peoria, IL) The city of Peoria’s AmeriCorps program, PeoriaCorps, will participate in the AmeriCorps’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Tuesday, January 17 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the 500-1200 blocks of South Western Avenue. Volunteers are invited to join City staff and meet at Fire Station Four, 509 S. Western Avenue at 11:00 AM to pick up supplies for a community cleanup. Participants are also invited to a reception following the cleanup, which will be held in the PeoriaCorps offices, 813 SW Washington Street.
Each year State and National AmeriCorps programs embrace and celebrate the advancement of Martin Luther King Jr’s ideal of a “Beloved Community,” by participating in community-enriching service projects across the United States. Members of PeoriaCorps identified a busy corridor in the City’s first district, which has seen recent investment, including a new Fire Station and road, sidewalk, and lighting improvements.
Community members interested in joining the effort can contact PeoriaCorps at 309-494-8844 for additional information.
“Let us live together in peace and love in a Beloved Community.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.