ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Communities across the nation band together for a day of service Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School joined forces with groups across the state, including in Allentown.

"He is such an incredible human being that devoted his life to helping others. I think he would see that this is a little contribution that we can make and again we are very happy to do so," said Bill Haas, regional representative with the Pa. Cyber Charter School.

Staff and students spent Monday painting an apartment at the Sixth Street Shelter for a future family.

"Couple of my friends are here and I am happy to do things for kids and people who don't have homes," said 7-year-old Brianna Harding.

Shelter officials say they appreciate when people young and old come together to make a difference.

"Starting them young is a great way to ensure stronger communities when they are older," said Heather Pritchard, development & volunteer coordinator for the Sixth Street Shelter.

The shelter reiterated that it's always looking for volunteers all year long.

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