IN PICTURES: Volunteers pitch in for a ‘Day on, not a Day Off’

Roughly 500 volunteers pitched in Monday to clean and landscape parks, paint murals and trash cans and spruce up yards of the elderly and disabled on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

The 10th annual event—the largest service day in Los Angeles County—is organized by Leadership Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach plus numerous community and city organizations.

The work included 20 projects throughout the city, including Jordan High School, Downtown and Central Long Beach.

Volunteers that helped clean up the Gladys Avenue Urban Farm, a community garden at 1336 N. Gladys Ave. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteers help clean up the Gladys Avenue Urban Farm, a community garden at 1336 N. Gladys Ave. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteer Yakira Lang, 6, left, and her friend Aria June, 7, look for bugs as other volunteers helped clean up the Gladys Avenue Urban Farm. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteers paint a mural featuring the Statue of Liberty on an office building wall in Bixby Knolls. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteer Julia Gisel, 12, helps paint a mural featuring the Statue of Liberty on an office building wall in Bixby Knolls. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteers paint a mural featuring the Statue of Liberty on an office building wall in Bixby Knolls. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteers paint trash cans that will be placed around Jordan High School. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteers paint trash cans that will be placed around Jordan High School. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteer Jake Iamaleava, 9, helps sort clothing and other donated items for disadvantaged Long Beach City College students at a facility inside the Liberal Arts Campus. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Volunteers sort clothing and other donated items for disadvantaged Long Beach City College students at a facility inside the Liberal Arts Campus. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Leadership Long Beach President Kathy Gies speaks with volunteers before they sort clothing and other donated items for disadvantaged LBCC students. Photo by Stephen Carr.

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