POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:19pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:41pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Volunteers spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day cleaning up a Baton Rouge high school.
More than 250 members of the United Way and volunteer organization City Year pick up trash and help paint the basketball court at Belaire High School.
They also expanded the school's garden and reorganized its library. It was all in an effort to honor the beliefs the civil rights leader stood for.
"It's important to not just think about this as a day off, but really a day on,” stated Michele Robinson with the United Way. “It's a day of service where we can really build our community, invest in our community and do that collaboratively."
The project is one of thousands taking place across the country to honor King's commitment to community service.