Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Kingdom of OC Volunteers for MLK Day of Service

If you were lucky enough to get the day off yesterday, did you do something to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr? Many did in Orange County, choosing to take advantage of the time off by "taking a day on."

Also known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, many people came together through the group OneOC that joined volunteers with organizations in need of helpers. In total about 1,200 residents pitched in on Monday, to answer what King called "life's most persistent and urgent question [which] is: 'what are you doing for others?'"

Thanks to the Orange County Register, below are some great images that captured the spirit of the day.

Huntington Beach boys Cade Frye and Tyler Holdaway harvested cabbage at the
Incredible Edible Park in Irvine (Image via  Michael Goulding/
Orange County Register)

Candice and her son Eli were part of a group of volunteers who painted a U.S.
 map on the playground of Lincoln Elementary School in Santa Ana
(image via Mindy Schauer/Orange County Register)

Julie Holdaway of Huntington Beach volunteered at the Incredible Edible Park
in Irvine for the MLK Day of Service (Image via Michael Goulding/
Orange County Register) 

Laguna Niguel residents Steve and son Evan Snow help harvest cabbage
at the Incredible Edible Park (image via Michael Goulding/Orange County Register)

Over thirty volunteers gathered at Lincoln Elementary School in Santa Ana to
help paint a U.S. map on the playground (image via Mindy Schauer/
Orange County Register)

Jackson and mom Melinda Bonderer came from Brea to donate their time at the
Orange County Food Bank in Garden Grove (image via Ana Venegas/Orange
County Register)

Kelcie Borbour from Fullerton worked at the Orange County Food Bank as
part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service (image via Ana
Venegas/Orange County Register)

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