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Spectrum Health employees pay it forward on MLK Day

Posted at 9:27 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 09:27:52-05

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Martin Luther King Junior Day is usually filled with service events, but in 2020 Spectrum Health employees are honoring his legacy with a week of work.

Across 13 cities in West Michigan more than 600 volunteers will help various non-profits.

On Monday dozens of employees spent the day at Feeding America West Michigan, packing breakfast meals for some of their mobile food pantries.

Throughout the week volunteers will also be helping at the Boys and Girls Club, and Mel Trotter Ministries.

"I think it`s phenomenal. Martin Luther King talked about the need for us to serve and how important it is to do things for other people and there`s no better way to honor martin luther king this week than serving other people in need" said Norma Tirado, Senior Vice President for Human Relations at Spectrum Health.

Spectrum Health says they expect a record number of employees to take part in this year's service events. They've been organizing them since 2013.