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Volunteers in Green Country are giving back on the 25th annual MLK Day of Service

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 13:36:16-05

TULSA, Okla. — Today marks 25 years since MLK Day of Service started in the U.S. to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

The civil rights leader once said, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve." That is the sentiment behind this day that's observed with thousands of volunteers giving back to their communities.

In Tulsa, a group with the TARC nonprofit is volunteering its time at Iron Gate to help feed the hungry and the homeless. The soup kitchen serves more than 5,000 meals a week.

TARC works to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and autism.

The nonprofit is planning four more days of service in February to help the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. They're looking for volunteers with developmental disabilities to volunteer.

If you wish to give back in your community on this MLK Day of Service, you can find out how by visiting

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