Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MLK Day of Service in Springfield

Some University of Illinois Springfield students are hitting the streets. They're giving back to the community by raising awareness about fire safety.

UIS student spent the day Monday passing out Red Cross fire safety materials on the east side of Springfield as part of the national Martin Luther King. Jr. Day of Service.

"Most people automatically assume that someone knows how to be safe or what methods to use to prevent things from happening," said Damiko Reese, a UIS student.

But that's not always the case.

WCIA-TV featured the volunteer effort in an January 16, 2012, report.

Watch the story online