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Over 130 volunteers turn out for MLK Idaho Human Rights Day

LEWISTON, Idaho - In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and in the spirit of volunteerism, more than 130 people turned out to work on projects around the LC Valley as part of a Day of Service on MLK Idaho Human Rights Day.

LCSC's Lewis-Clark Service Corps once again organized the event.

"The Day of Service was wonderful," said Charlette Kremer, LC Service Corps Service Learning Advisor.

Kremer said 131 volunteers from LCSC and the community participated, up from 82 last year.  Volunteers sorted and bagged food at the Idaho Food Bank and Asotin County Food Bank; groomed and exercised dogs and cats at the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter; cleaned, labeled, and shelved books at the Lewiston City Library; played games with residents at the Idaho Veterans Home; prepared donated items for St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores in Lewiston and Clarkston; cleaned the grounds at the Lewiston Boys and Girls Club and Modie Park; sorted clothing and toy donation for foster children through Homes of Hope; and built a sign to identify the LCSC Teaching and Learning Garden.

The celebration was capped off with music at the LCSC SUB Monday evening, followed by a candlelight walk to the Williams Conference Center, where Dan Prinzing of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights spoke about human rights from a global, national, and local perspective.  The Wassmuth Center is named after Bill Wassmuth, a former Catholic priest who died in 2002.  Wassmuth led the fight against the Aryan Nations in north Idaho and founded the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment.

Photos:  Top - Asotin Co. Food Bank  Bottom - Homes of Hope