The rich legacy Martin Luther King Jr. left behind was a major part of why the Martin Luther King Jr. National Park was created in Atlanta nearly 30 years ago. Its seen as a way to pay homage to him and give back to the community where he was raised.
What We Know:
- On Thursday, the park was rewarded with a sizable donation from ecoATM. This reCommerce company for consumer electronics encourages economic and financial flexibility by planting kiosks in various locations where people can exchange their old phones for money.
- The company presented Martin Luther King Jr. National Park with a grand check of $10,000 to help fund an existing initiative that seeks to educate young people about the importance of recycling, more so towards the park itself.
- ”We were right in the midst of our discussion on how we were going to enhance our recycling program,” stated Judy Forte, Superintendent for MLK park, during the ceremony in the northeast Atlanta.
- Tony Rome, marketing strategist for ecoATM, said the company’s kiosks serve as more than simply a way to earn more money, their fundamental importance is to also encourage recycling to keep the environment healthy as humanly possible.
MLK Park’s location lays in the former fourth ward of Atlanta and is of great importance to the community. It not only serves as a beacon for communal comradery but also encompasses King’s childhood home along with Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he famously served as pastor 60 years ago.