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SHARON, Pa. - Dozens of students from Penn State are keeping the spirit of this holiday alive by helping others. 

Penn State Shenango hosted Monday's Martin Luther King Day of Service for students from campuses across western Pennsylvania. They were divided into groups to complete volunteer projects at community organizations, including the Salvation Army and AWARE of Mercer County.

King's message was on their minds while cleaning up or fixing up their projects of the day. King once asked 'What are you doing for others?'. Penn State students provided examples of just how they could help others out by lending a hand. 

One group spent the day removing items and cleaning a Sharon house donated to AWARE. The home will be used for transitional housing.

"We're opening up an opportunity for people to have a dream here in this house and us cleaning this out, we're giving them a second chance in being able to do that," Alex Pedder says, a Penn State freshman from Greensburg, Pa.

For Penn State Shenango Senior Kenneth Ham, being a part of this is a tradition. His grandparents marched with Martin Luther King Jr. He believes the teamwork used to get the house ready, fits with King's message.

"I think it reflects what he was actually talking about, about the black and white man working together hand in hand and not have that feeling of hate in between them, that they look at each other as the same person," Ham says. 

 

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