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Philadelphia’s Homeless Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday With Church Service

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

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By Cherri Gregg

Philadelphia (CBS) – The Chosen 300 Ministry, a local interdenominational non-profit group, is starting its King Day of Service activities Sunday on Dr. King’s birthday. They held a special worship service and breakfast for Philadelphia’s homeless.

More than 150 homeless men, women and families and 40 volunteers gathered at the Chosen 300 Ministries Center at 11th and Spring Garden Street to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“There’s people from different nationalities, white, black, Asian, Hispanic and people from different denominations with different ways of practicing their faith that come together and they volunteer and serve others in need. And that’s what it’s all about,” says the group’s executive director, Brian Jenkins.

Kenny is one of the volunteers. He says the day of service is all about paying it forward.

“I was homeless at one point and I came to this ministry and it taught me to give back.”

Jenkins says Chosen 300 distributes more than 100,000 meals to Philadelphia’s homeless each year.
For more information, go to chosen300.org.

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