Memphis resident Andrae Willis was at the Benjamin Hooks Library on Thursday for the kickoff of MLK Days of Service. He wanted to find out more about giving back ahead of MLK 50 in April.
“With what happened 50 years ago I just felt inclined to be a part of it,” Willis said. Volunteer Memphis is taking the lead as tons of local organizations find ways to give back during these four days of service this holiday weekend.
“We look at Martin Luther King and what he did for this country, this community, FedEx feels it has to give back,” said FedEx Vice President John Jackson.
“What we're trying to do is bring together 5,000 people to serve 500 service projects in those 10 counties over those four counties from January 12 to January 15,” said Andrea Hill with Volunteer Memphis.
Hill said there's something for everyone to do.