Hundreds of Central Oregonians will observe Martin Luther King Junior Day today by "pitching in". They will lend a hand to volunteer efforts throughout Central Oregon. “We have 26 projects happening. We are spread out between Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Culver, Sisters, Prineville. We will have about 350 volunteers working. It's gunna be a big event, we are very excited and there is a lot of diversity in the projects.” Volunteer Connect staffer Jessica Knight says activities will include making Valentines for seniors, painting, and even making fleece blankets for area homeless. It's estimated that a thousand hours of community service will be given back to the community.