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Fairfield County residents, businesses honor Martin Luther King Jr. through acts of service

The service project was inspired by the Biden-Harris Administration Inaugural Day of Service Committee, which reached out to volunteers to join the nationwide initiative. The theme of this year's Day of Service is communities of peace and connecting people to peace through service.

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2021, 12:51 AM

Updated 1,245 days ago

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Fairfield County residents, business and public schools are coming together all week to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The service project was inspired by the Biden-Harris Administration Inaugural Day of Service Committee, which reached out to volunteers to join the nationwide initiative. The theme of this year's Day of Service is communities of peace and connecting people to peace through service.
Over the weekend, volunteers wrote thank you letters to essential workers and get-well cards to those recovering from illnesses.
Volunteers of all ages also recorded their favorite quote from Dr. King and explained what it means to them. The video will be used by the administration and will be shared locally.
The administration's committee reached out to their national volunteer leader for Connecticut, Patricia Williams, to put the montage together. Williams rallied more than 100 volunteers for service projects this week.Angel Horton is one of 25 volunteers sharing their favorite Dr. King quote in the clip.
"It means everything to me because he's the one that stated the bond between Black and white peoples, he's the one who fought for us to be together not separate, to be as one," Horton said.
Organizers say around 150 volunteers participated throughout Fairfield County— a lower number than usual due to the pandemic.
The volunteers' videos and other videos made around the country can be viewed online.


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