Albany enjoys day of service - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany enjoys day of service

Posted: Updated:
Stephan Shelton Stephan Shelton
GA Power Operations Maintenance Manager Steve Green GA Power Operations Maintenance Manager Steve Green
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Warrant issued for woman in arson investigation

    Warrant issued for woman in arson investigation

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:52:50 GMT
    Bainbridge Public Safety has taken out a warrant in connection to a fire that at a home on Martin Luther King Drive and injured a Captain who was fighting the flames.More >>
    Bainbridge Public Safety has taken out a warrant in connection to a fire that at a home on Martin Luther King Drive and injured a Captain who was fighting the flames.More >>
  • Lee Co. ESPN game isn't a sellout

    Lee Co. ESPN game isn't a sellout

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:48:25 GMT
     Officials say there are still plenty of tickets available for the nationally televised football game set for 9:00AM Saturday at Lee Co. stadium.More >>
     Officials say there are still plenty of tickets available for the nationally televised football game set for 9:00AM Saturday at Lee Co. stadium.More >>
  • Albany students demonstrate peaceful protest

    Albany students demonstrate peaceful protest

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:41:58 GMT
    Students at Albany High School got some hands-on experience this morning to learn from the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "What do we want? Justice!" The students yelled. "What do we need? Peace!"More >>
    Students at Albany High School got some hands-on experience this morning to learn from the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "What do we want? Justice!" The students yelled. "What do we need? Peace!"More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 More than 150 volunteers in Albany used Martin Luther King Day to help others.

Georgia Power hosted events with the Second Harvest Food bank and the Flint Riverquarium. Volunteers of all ages packed 2400 boxes full of nutritious food for families in need.

And some folks helped out at the Riverquarium, cleaning out the vegetation around the blue hole.

"I feel like that's what it's all about is growing as a community and the fact that we're out here helping out, I feel like bringing the community together," said Stephan Shelton.

"It shows commitment to the community. And as an employee of Georgia Power and all Georgia Power employees, were involved in the community," said GA Power Operations Maintenance Manager Steve Green.

Every year Georgia Power uses MLK day to promote community service. Food bank leaders say the volunteers make a big difference. 1,200 boxes of food will be sent out this month. The remaining 1,200 will go out next month.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.