MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From serving the hungry to building homes, volunteers in Minnesota are getting active in the community on Monday to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The InterCorps Council of Minnesota organized 17 service projects across the state on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. So far, 160 people have signed up to volunteer.

Members of AmeriCorps and others in the community have signed up to help out at Habitat for Humanity in Woodbury and Brooklyn Park, work with Second Harvest Heartland, or help out at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in St. Paul.

AmeriCorps is a national volunteer program with about 1,600 participants in Minnesota.

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Comments (2)
  1. Kevin says:

    I have a dream that someday the Black Community will unite and dig itself out of the garbage dump. That black on black crime will no longer be the norm. That young black men and women will flock to colleges instead of gangs. That the balck community will get off the Democratic black plantaion and enter the job market. If you listen to Bill Cosby and Mayor Nutter you will see the answer! They are not racist’s…they are realist. I have a dream that Americans will stop being politically correct while young black girls and boys die day after day. Until we all stand up and speak the truth…..nothing will chagne. I pray for the day that one black leader takes over…..and changes the black community from ruining itself.

  2. Lawonda Johnston says:

    I have a dream dat mah Welfaya check be on time dis monf.

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