LSU students help a community on MLK day

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 1:26pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – Volunteers came together yesterday on the national observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday to help better the community.

About 150 LSU students spent the day giving two rundown homes a new paint job. Those houses were chosen by the Center for Planning Excellence and the remodeling was sponsored by blessed homes incorporated.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to get together on a day they’re supposed to be off and actually continue Martin Luther King’s legacy,” one student said to NBC33 News.

“It doesn’t really matter who you are, where you’re from, we’re just all coming together for a greater cause.”

The homes weren’t the only part of that area that got special treatment. Students also helped to plant an on-site vegetable garden for Polk Elementary School.

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