Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UIS students volunteering on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. was honored Monday by some in central Illinois through a day of service.

Forty students from the University of Illinois at Springfield decided to honor Dr. King by volunteering Monday.

The students went door-to-door through lower income neighborhoods and handed out information regarding fire safety. The volunteers, who were partnered with the Red Cross, say there have been many fires in area the last few months and fire safety is an important issue.

The students say volunteering is a great way to contribute to the community while honoring the memory of the civil rights leader.

The story was featured by WAND-TV 17 in an January 16, 2012, report.

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