Volunteers wanted for MLK Day service

January 18, 2009 6:30:54 AM PST
On Monday more than 65,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the 14th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. The event is that largest of its kind in the nation, with volunteers serving in more than 850 projects throughout the region.

Temple University will host this year's signature project at the Liacouras Center and other venues on the North Philadelphia campus. 150 service projects and around 3,000 volunteers will participate.

Highlighting the Temple projects will be the building of an environmentally friendly, green playground, equipped with park benches, and picnic tables at the neighboring Winchester Playground. A community garden will also be created. A MLK 365 Civic Engagement Expo will provide information about the program and the opportunity for volunteers to sign up to serve throughout the year.

A Health and Wellness Fair will provide expert advice, testing, and screening in areas including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia, as well as CPR training, nutrition, eating disorders and fitness.

For more information on how to volunteer visit www.mlkdayofservice.org or call (215) 665-2475.

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