More Than 100 Take Part in MLK Day of Service

By Stephanie Parkinson

January 19, 2013 Updated Jan 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – The Fort Wayne community took part in The Day of Service as a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. It’s an initiative that was started in 2009 by President Barack Obama.

More than 120 volunteers joined the Red Cross Saturday. They walked through different neighborhoods in an effort to spread awareness about fire prevention.

The groups handed out smoke detector batteries, talked to residents about candle and space heater safety and the importance of having a fire plan.

"This brings the whole picture full circle about what a great service Martin Luther King did for people in general and we are proud to carry on that message and that mission," said Amy Poffenberger, member, AmeriCorps.

People from Community Action of Northeast Indiana, IPFW’s 21st Century Scholars, and the MLK Montessori School all took part in the day of service.

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