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Hundreds Volunteer in Waco for MLK Day of Service

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(KCEN) – On Monday hundreds of volunteers joined forces for clean-up and gardening projects across Waco as part of the MLK Day of Service.

Dozens of area groups partnered with the Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition who organizes the service day, dedicated to honoring Martin Luther King Jr. by uniting the community and serving others.

"MLK day is a history of representing the community and coming together to put aside our differences," Community in Schools volunteer Meredith Donovan said. "Nothing makes you feel better than to serve someone else, and that's what we're doing."

Donovan's group and other organizations like Keep Waco Beautiful set up at the Brazos River for a river clean-up. Other volunteers were scattered throughout eight other project areas including the World Hunger Relief Farm, Hewitt Community Gardens and Waco Wetlands.

For around three hours the volunteers either helped with cleaning or gardening, and at lunch they were served. Baylor's Campus Kitchen volunteers worked all weekend to put together hundreds of nutritious lunches so they could deliver them on Monday to the hard working volunteers.

"It makes me feel empowered. It's like I'm part of something much, much bigger than myself," Campus Kitchen director Abigail Brantley said.

Regardless of how they served, the volunteers say it was all about coming together to honor a man dedicated to serving others.

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