LANCASTER – Around 20 volunteers came out Saturday to participate in various tasks, including painting tiles, completing two murals, and much more. The volunteers helped to improve a space to be used to teach kids, teens and families a number of recreational skills at the Artist Lofts, which is located behind the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) on The BLVD.
“It’s really great to see all of the volunteers come out to help,” said Wayne Crews, owner. “It shows that they really care about their community.”
The Artist Lofts volunteers joined more than 100 community service organizations, businesses, and volunteer groups (2,000 volunteers) for the 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service this year.
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national day of volunteer service. Lancaster has celebrated the King holiday for more than 20 years; transforming the event in 2008 after determining that a day of service would be the best way to engage the largest number of citizens and honor Dr. King’s memory and philosophies.
View sights from the service project at the Artist Lofts on Saturday.