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MLK Day Of Service Monday in Central Oregon

BEND, OR -- Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when many Central Oregonians volunteer to serve the community. 

Becca Phelps, with the nonprofit, Connect Central Oregon explains the purpose of the annual event. "It's a day that's dedicated to honoring the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. And the way we encourage people to do that is through meaningful volunteer projects which are aimed at making a positive impact in our communities.”

There are many opportunities all over the region. “There's a diverse range of MLK day of service volunteer opportunities that caters to a variety of ages, but also interests and skills. There's projects where you can support local seniors and veterans. There's projects that are aiding environmental initiatives, assisting different community organizations in their day-to-day work, even things like cleaning up the Tower Theater,” she says, adding there has been a lot of interest, “Right now there's close to 200 volunteers signed up. So many of the projects are filling up very quickly, but there's still openings for at least half of the organizations.”

Learn more and sign up at volunteer.connectcentraloregon.org

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