Local volunteers use MLK Day to volunteer

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- On a day the nation remembers the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of volunteers used it as a day of service.

The Eclipse organization at UW-Eau Claire is made up of AmeriCorps members. Volunteers through the organization worked at a number of places around town Monday, including the Community Table.

"It's cool to get out in the community and do some service for people who aren't as fortunate as we are. What we do is work with preschool children in the area working on their literacy skills so this kind of is another way we give back to the community through service," said Eclipse volunteer, Cassandra Johnston,

Volunteers also helped out at the Bolton Refuge House, the Boys and Girls Club, Beaver Creek Reserve and Hope Gospel Mission.

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