MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Community and Technical College held their sixth annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service on Saturday.

Those attending started the day with breakfast before hearing some inspirational speakers and music. Afterwards, many attendees went to several local non-profit organizations to volunteer.

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Delores Roberts was with a group of volunteers who were making blankets for the homeless.

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“I love helping out, and I love giving back to the community if I can,” Roberts said. “Everybody should help out. I think everybody should help especially on this day. It’s a good day to do it.”

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the national day of service to honor the civil rights leader.

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The day is held each year on the third Monday in January, which is around his birthday on Jan. 15.