Omaha Volunteers Live Dr. King's Dream
CREATED Jan. 20, 2013
One door at a time, these volunteers are educating homeowners about fire dangers and spreading the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"One of the thoughts of Martin Luther King was, education was power."
"A lot of people want to celebrate his life and what he did but I think there's an extra step we can take individually and collectively and that is recognizing that we can be of service."
Before the volunteers hit the street, city councilman Ben Gray and Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing speak about living the legacy Dr. King left behind.
It's why one hundred volunteers took that message to neighborhoods where house fires are more likely.
The Omaha Fire Department, Hope World Wide and members of Omaha Church of Christ hand out information to prevent fires.
"It's a message of making sure we reach out to make everyone else's life a little bit better and in this case a little bit safer."
"It makes you feel like you're making a difference in the life of other people. Making their life safer, helping them in some way to make choices that can make a difference."
Making a difference through a day of service is why they're here. Hoping to live the dream instead of just celebrate it.