DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson to host annual Day of Service

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DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson will host his annual day of service event, Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   

The Annual Day of Service will offer several opportunities for volunteers to give back to their community.  Each year, Commissioner Johnson has partnered with different organizations to address the needs of the community.

“Even during these challenging times, we must continue to do our part and help those in need,” Commissioner Larry Johnson said.

This year’s day of service will start with a mobile turkey give-a-way, in partnership with Women In NAACP of DeKalb Branch, 100 Black Men of DeKalb, Mission Agape and The Community Boutique. Residents will receive on a first-come, first-served basis turkeys, fresh produce, coats and blankets. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Rd., Decatur, GA 30034.

In addition, the annual 22nd Tree of Love kickoff will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Walmart, 2427 Gresham Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. The Tree of Love is a celebration for the families of South DeKalb, where the community and organizations come together to sponsor children for the Christmas holidays to help ensure that each child can receive gifts during the holiday season.

The day of service will conclude with the community partnership, the Georgia Spartans turkey drive and free flu shots which will be administered by Morehouse School of Medicine from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Intergenerational Center at Exchange Park, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034. The flu shot will be provided by the DeKalb County Board of Health.

“This is our ongoing investment in our community. We are here to serve, we are here to make a difference, and we want to make sure every family has what they need,” Commissioner Johnson said.

For more information, contact Commissioner Larry Johnson’s office at 404-371-2425 or visit

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