Working side by side doing manual labor can bring people together.
That’s part of the benefit of the Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service at the Friendship House on Saturday.
The Friendship House helps about 160 children in South Billings.
About a dozen helped on what has been an annual project for about 12 years.
The kicks off the Black Heritage Foundation’s MLK, Jr. celebrations in Billings.
This day of service is part of a nationwide effort.
“When you sweat together and roll up you sleeves and we’ll be painting all together. getting paint on yourselves, it really helps you come to realize we really are one family under God,” said Mike Yakawich, co-chair for the MLK events and city councilman. “When you really think about it. and Martin Luther King had that vision. that we are one nation under God.”
Several events are planned for the Martin Luther King, Junior celebration, including the annual bell ringing at MSUB starting at 9:45 Monday morning.