MLK Day of Service and the Beloved Community Initiative

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Manatee Habitat joins State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into a day on, not a day off.

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To reduce the number of injuries and fatalities from home fires, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity will be installing free smoke detectors in eligible homes throughout the Samoset area on January 19th, 2019. In honor of the MLK Day of Service and continuing Dr. King's legacy, Habitat will install smoke alarms for free in homes that need them and educate people about home fire safety. We know that a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Manatee Habitat is happy to provide you with FREE smoke alarms in honor of MLK Day of Service, there are no questions asked and no fees – just a free smoke alarm!

Habitat for Humanity and Southern Manatee Fire Department volunteers will be making visits to residents who sign up for free smoke alarms. Volunteer teams will work with families to install alarms, provide fire safety tips, and create fire escape plans to ensure families are equipped with the proper resources moving forward. After signing up, you will receive an email confirmation from a team member providing you a time window that the team will be out to visit you.

Please click through to the form here to receive a smoke alarm. If you have any questions, please call (941) 748-9100 ext. 116 or email Crystal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Join us Saturday, January 19th at noon for a community cookout at the Oasis Community Center, 3124 17th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208!


This January, honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and join us for a day of service. All are welcome to volunteer!

Volunteers Needed!

Canvassing
How many: 15+ Volunteers needed (prefer groups of 2-3 to go together)
When: Week of January 12-18th (Time flexible, groups may pick a day and time that will work for them and be given a list of numbers to call)
Description: Volunteers needed to hang door knockers in Samoset neighborhood prior to event

Event Volunteers
How many: 20+ Volunteers needed
When: Saturday, January 18th (schedule below)
Shifts: 9 AM - 2 PM (9:30 AM orientation)        
          1 PM - 5 PM (1 PM orientation)
Description: Volunteers will help with a wide variety of tasks on the MLK Day of Service, including assisting with community cookout, handing out emergency kits at the Community Center, assisting with fire safety demonstration, installing smoke alarms (assisted by a fireman and Habitat staff), and any additional logistics needed on the Day of Service.

Contact Crystal Frazer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on volunteering.

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