The Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank hosted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration on Jan. 16. This year’s event featured the Red Bank Regional High School choir, the Red Bank Charter School second and third grade choir, the Long Branch High School Air Force Jr. ROTC, as well as video presentations and special greetings from local political and community leaders.
Rabbi Doug Sagal, of Congregation B’nai Israel of Rumson, inspired the capacity crowd and hundreds tuning in through the live streaming platform, with a stirring message of hope and faith. Following the service, Pilgrim provided a meal for all those in attendance. Community partners also distributed materials and resource information related to services available to the community.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Hope & Comfort Center of Red Bank. For more information about the event or the Hope & Comfort Center, call 848-260-9076.