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Published Sat, Jan 19, 2013 08:00 PM
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Johnston County needs MLK Day of service volunteers

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Ninety six volunteer spots remain unfilled for Johnston County projects during the Triangle-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, according to United Way of the Greater Triangle spokeswoman, Jennifer R. Bosk.

Bosk says the Boys & Girls Club of Johnston County, 609 N. Pollock St., Selma has a wide variety of projects including:

•  Assembling birthday kits for local food banks

• Assembling hygiene kits for local homeless shelters

•  Making baby blankets, teddy bears, and walker pockets

•  Painting ceramic flower pots and stuffing them with seeds

•  Collecting and sorting food for local food banks

•  Various outdoor projects

Volunteer opportunities also remain open to help the Interfaith Food Shuttle go out in Johnston County and pick up donated food and deliver the items to agencies in need.

Anyone who signs up online for a project will receive a free MLK Day of Service t-shirt. If interested, anyone can register at unitedwaytriangle.galaxydigital.com. Most projects on Jan.21 will run from 9 a.m. until noon.

Bosk says this is the Triangle’s eigth annual MLK Day of Service organized by United Way of the Greater Triangle which assists people in Johnston, Durham, Orange and Wake counties.

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