Volunteers donate their time to help the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — More than 200 volunteers crowded into First Presbyterian Church in Farmington for a short, non-denominational service on Jan. 20 prior to dispersing to complete various projects around the community.

"The reason we're here today is because we're a community and Farmington is a community that cares," said Mayor Nate Duckett during the service.

Genevieve Paul, 14, and Juliette Paul, 11, remove a bush, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, from the Childhaven grounds during the Four Corners Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Farmington.

The volunteers participated in approximately 20 projects ranging from cleaning up weeds and building shelves to writing letters to servicemen and women and sorting through donations at the RiverStone Church Overflow Free Store.

Marie Nickoli and Gwen Tedrow write letters to servicemen and women, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at First Presbyterianism Church in Farmington.

The Four Corners Blue Star Mothers oversaw the letter writing campaign at the Presbyterian church. Chapter President Kerry Rivera said her daughter, who is enlisted in the Marines loves to get the letters and pictures from children. 

"It brings in a little piece of home," she said.

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Eddie Felder, the pastor of Summit Church, works to put fence posts in the ground while volunteering during the Four Corners Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at New Beginnings in Farmington.