75,000 volunteers for MLK day of service

Philadelphia is again celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King with a day of service.

 

Philadelphia is again celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King with a day of service.

Girard College was filled with people doing many different projects as part of the day of service in honor of Dr King. Todd Bernstein coordinates the region’s event.

“More than 75,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are volunteering in some 1,200 projects and here at Girard College some 3,000 people from throughout the region are serving in more than 150 different initiatives,” said Bernstein.

Among other things, volunteers are refurbishing computers to help connect poor kids to the online world.

Tonisha Muse who works at Philadelphia Community College was teaching children about Dr. King. “We have supporting literature to expose children to Martin Luther King speeches other than I have a dream,” she said.

The event hopes to attract 90,000 volunteers next year.

 

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