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Tallahassee Urban League spends MLK Day of Service in Frenchtown

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 17:26:30-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — While some people spent this Martin Luther King Jr. Day at home, others spent it out in the community helping others.

On Monday, the Tallahassee Urban League hosted the MLK Day of Service spending their day-off volunteering and cleaning up the D block of Frenchtown.

"We want to do everything we can to stop crime in our community, and one of the things is helping," said Curtis Taylor, the interim president of the Tallahassee Urban League. "We gotta be more involved. Gotta make a difference in the community."

Students from FAMU, FSU and TCC also stepping up to help clean up.

"It's wonderful to me to be volunteering for the service of the people whose less fortunate," said Roderick Moore, the TCC volunteer coordinator. "It's special because it teaches them to not be selfish and help others."

Younger students say it's not just talking about change but making it happen.

"I think it's really important we do community service because this is our hometown, so it's important to keep it clean and keep it nice and go out and help out, because when we grow up, we might come back and it's important we establish a foundation," said Ariauna Range, with Leon County Charmettes, Inc.

A foundation like the one imagined by Martin Luther King Jr. that paves the way for the successes of future generations.