- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Using Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day of service, a church group in Little Rock helped the Salvation Army with some much-needed maintenance work.

Volunteers from the Second Baptist Church on Monday did work in the shelter’s family rooms that included painting and organizing the food pantry.

Little Rock television station KTHV reports (https://is.gd/5r8141 ) the group works with the Salvation Army through the year but that helping on King Day has a special resonance.

Pastor Preston Clegg says using the day for public service continues King’s legacy.

About a decade ago, King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, asked that her husband’s holiday be designated a day of service.

Clegg says helping the most vulnerable members of the community is an act of peace and justice as King defined it.


Information from: KTHV-TV, https://www.kthv.com/

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