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Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK Day

(WXIA) -- Many metro Atlanta residents and companies chose to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving their communities.

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Hosea Feed the Hungry estimates it will feed 10,000 families during its MLK Day meal, which began at 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

More than 3,000 people rolled up their sleeves to serve with Hands On Atlanta, beautifying such areas as City of Refuge and Chastain Memorial Park.

Georgia Power employees spent the day volunteering at Lutheran Towers, a housing development for seniors in Midtown Atlanta. They also assembled, labeled and distributed collection boxes at Rockdale Emergency Relief in Conyers.

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

(WXIA) -- Every year, 11Alive News honors extraordinary metro Atlanta residents who make a daily difference in the community.

The annual Community Service Awards recognize some of the area's unsung heroes.

11Alive is accepting nominees for the 39th annual Community Service Awards. This year's dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Apr. 22. Proceeds benefit a local charity; the 2014 recipient is the Ron Clark Academy.

To nominate a deserving person, visit 11Alive.com/CSA and click on the nomination form link at the top of the page. The deadline is Jan. 10.

Eat at Chili's to help Toys for Tots

Eat at Chili's to help Toys for Tots

(WXIA) -- 'Tis the season to give, and Chili's Grill & Bar is allowing customers to do just that.

On Monday, Dec. 9, Chili's diners can make a donation to Marine Toys for Tots by eating at one of the restaurant chain's many locations.

Simply mention the Toys for Tots fundraiser to a Chili's server for 10 percent of the check to be given to the organization.

Learn more and find your nearest Chili's at chilis.com.

David's Bridal offering discount for military members

David's Bridal offering discount for military members

(WXIA) -- In honor of Veterans Day, David's Bridal has a weeklong offer for military brides-to-be.

Through Friday, Nov. 15, all David's Bridal locations will give 20 percent discounts to women who have served in the military, or whose fiancés are deployed.

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Present a valid military ID at David's Bridal to take advantage of the offer.

David's Bridal is a supporter of the USO's Every Moment Counts campaign, which encourages Americans to create meaningful moments for those who serve and their families.

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Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Impact Worship Center Welcomes Comedian Rod Z for Pastoral Appreciation

Known as the fastest-growing church in Atlanta, Impact Worship Center, located at 4451 S Atlanta Road , Suite 123 in Smyrna is celebrating their Pastoral Appreciation for Pastor Dr. A.T. Jones, Jr. beginning on Friday, September 13th at 7:30pm with special guests, Comedian Rod Z  and Bassist Michael Norwood.

Police department joins National Night Out

Police department joins National Night Out

MORROW, Ga. -- The Clayton County Police Department will participate in this year's National Night Out.

National Night Out is a program designed to encourage Americans to team up with their local police departments to combat crime and strengthen community spirit.

This year's event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6. In Clayton County, the fun will begin at 6 p.m. at the Super Target on Mt. Zion Road in Morrow.

"We want to invite our citizens to bring their family and join us in this great event where they will be able to speak to some of our officers, address questions or concerns, and learn how we have been helping and educating many neighborhoods about crime prevention partnership," Clayton County Police Officer Eddie Soto said in a statement.

Learn more about National Night Out at natw.org.