MLK Day promises even more service

    Philadelphia expects to set another record for number of volunteers on the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

    Philadelphia expects to set another record for number of volunteers on the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

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    Girard College was the site of a speech by the slain civil rights leader in August of 1965 – and this year it will be the center of the region’s day of service. Todd Bernstein is the coordinator of the day’s activities. He says he’s confident the Philadelphia region will have the most volunteers ever this year.

    Bernstein: On January 18th we expect to have another national record, more than 70,000 volunteers in over one thousand service projects.

    More than 3,000 are expected to gather at Girard College – doing everything from packing weatherization kits to reading stories about Dr. King for children. There will also be similar service projects at hundreds of schools and non-profits in the region, and neighborhood outreach to make the holiday a day of service.

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