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A Carload of King’s Legacy

Boxes of backpacks in the trunk of a car

Rockville thanks its volunteers who carried on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in January. A week of activities coinciding with the city’s 52nd annual celebration of King’s life saw 175 volunteers participate in several service projects.

Volunteers partnered with Project Linus to make 150 blankets for sick children, donated about 80 backpacks filled with items for children entering the foster care system for distribution by Comfort Cases, created 50 survival kits for unsheltered veterans and pulled invasive plants from a city park.

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