Annual Albany Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast canceled

Annual Albany Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast canceled
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program and Breakfast cancellation flyer. (Source: H.E.A.R.T. Organization, Inc. Facebook page)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program and Breakfast that was scheduled for Jan. 18 has been canceled.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dear Friends of HEART Organization, Inc. Please Read & Share

Posted by HEART Organization, Inc. on Monday, January 11, 2021

The event was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

“We want to thank our loyal sponsor P&G, Dr. Daniel Simmons & Mt. Zion Church, Bishop J. Nathan Paige & the MLK Community Mass Choir & Musicians, all of the vendors and the entire southwest Georgia community for your unwavering support over the past 40 years,” said Anne Johnson, the president of H.E.A.R.T. Organization, Inc. in a press release.

The event was hosted by H.E.A.R.T. Organization, Inc. and sponsored by the Albany Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company.

This is the first time in 41 years that the MLK Breakfast will not take place.

“Your loyalty and financial donations have helped HEART make our communities better places to live and work,” said Johnson. “Please know that we remain committed to strengthening our community by providing properly fitting Shoes from the HEART to children in need so they can learn, play, thrive, reach their highest potential, and be their best selves. Our 2021 goal is to purchase 500 pairs of athletic shoes for the December distribution.”

According to a release, the event was canceled out of concern for the health and safety of the community.

“We will adhere to the CDC and our local authority’s COVID-19 guidelines,” said Johnson.

If anyone would like to make a donation, you can do so by sending check or money order to the following address.

  • H.E.A.R.T. Organization, Inc., P.O. Box 4433, Albany, GA 31706

You can also visit to contribute via PayPal.

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