Volunteers Needed for MLK Day of Service and Community Celebration
  
- Municipal Services District residents invited to participate in a variety of programs -
  

DATE: December 15, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Aretha Wimberly, Senior Program/Project Coordinator
Planning and Development Management Division
PHONE: 954-357-7794
EMAIL: awimberly@Broward.org

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD) neighborhoods will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteerism. On Saturday, January 14th, residents in Boulevard Gardens, Washington Park, Roosevelt Gardens, and Franklin Park are invited to join the BMSD 2017 MLK Day of Service and Community Celebration. Everyone is welcome and students can receive community service hours. Volunteers from BMSD get first choice at tree give away while supplies last.

Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 NW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale will be the site for registration and announcements from 8-8:45AM. Project activities are planned from 8AM-1PM. Free lunch served from 1-1:30PM at Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 NW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale.

Volunteer parking is available at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 NW Sixth Street in Fort Lauderdale with the exception of those participating in the Community Clean Up at Lafayette Hart Park, 2851 N.W. 8th Road, Fort Lauderdale. Free shuttle service is available from 7:30AM-1PM from Delevoe Park to Boulevard Gardens Community Center.

Volunteer opportunities include:

Community Clean Up  
Agency: Broward Municipal Services District Solid Waste & Recycling
Location: Park/Meet at Lafayette Hart Park, 2851 N.W. 8th Road, Fort Lauderdale
8AM-12PM

Painting Exterior of Roosevelt Gardens Park
Agency: Broward County Parks and Recreation
Location: Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 NW 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale
8AM-1PM
7:30-Registration and Breakfast
8AM-Project begins


Painting Exterior Houses
-(Pre-registered with Rebuilding Together Broward)
Agency: Rebuilding Together Broward County
Location: Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 NW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale
7:30-Registration and Breakfast
9AM-Project begins

Installation of Smoke Alarms at Pre-Registered Homes
Agency: Broward Sheriff Office Fire Rescue & American Red Cross
Location: Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 NW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale
7:30-Registration and Breakfast
9AM-Project begins

Vulnerable Population Registry Outreach (Door-to-Door Distribution of Outreach Materials)
Agency: Broward County
Location: Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 NW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale
7:30-Registration and Breakfast
9AM-Project begins

Safe Routes Broward App Demonstration (Download App and conduct walking audit in Central County)
Healthy Community Zone Program
Agency: Broward County
Location: Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 NW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale
7:30-Registration and Breakfast
9AM-Project begins

Adopt-A-Tree: Free Tree Giveaway and Tree Care Presentation
Agency: NatureScape Broward and Broward County Parks Extension Education
Location: Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 NW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale
11:30AM-Tree Care Presentation
11:45AM-12:15PM-Native & Fruit Tree Give Away
Note: proof of BMSD residence via driver's license or utility bill is required. Authorization from property owner required.

For more information contact Aretha Wimberly at AWimberly@Broward.org, 954-357-7794
or Angine Moss at
Angine@Urbanhs.com. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/d/fl--fort-lauderdale/bmsd.

Please email questions, suggestions, and feedback about the BMSD to AskBMSD@broward.org.

About Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD)
BMSD consists of 11.4 square miles with an estimated population of 14,759. The Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of the BMSD and the provider of its municipal services that include, but are not limited to, business development, building permitting and housing development, libraries and parks facilities, roadway maintenance, street enhancements, and zoning and code enforcement. BMSD neighborhoods include Boulevard Gardens, Franklin Park, Roosevelt Gardens, Washington Park, Broadview Park, Hillsboro Pines, and Hillsboro Ranches. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

 
 
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