BEND, OR -- Last year, about 200 Central Oregonians stepped up to take part in local volunteer projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As the annual Day of Service approaches, event organizers say this year could set records. Katya Spiecker with Volunteer Connect expects a wide range of participants, "There are projects for families and for children, which is great. Like Camp Fire is hosting a project again, making valentines for hospitalized veterans."
Other projects include cleaning the dining area at the Shepherd's House in Bend and sorting cans and bottles at St. Vincent de Paul in Prineville. Spiecker says they have about twice as many projects as last year, and are hoping for around 300 volunteers.
For information on available service projects and to sign up to volunteer for January 19th, click HERE.