Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh has joined millions nationwide with a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volunteers worked on various Habitat projects, including demolition and clean-out of rehab projects on South Miller Street. This annual day of service gives people who can't regularly volunteer on weekdays a chance to give back to their community.
Even local kids got involved by building bird houses to give to families in need.
"This many people at the same time doing this kind of demo work is just a real boost to our activity, to get it going much quicker," said Cathy Collins, Habitat's executive director in Newburgh.
"It's overwhelming what happens," said Celeste Bloomer, a Habitat volunteer for 16 years. "And we have a good time doing it. We get so much out of it and have a wonderful time."
There were more than 80 volunteers involved in Monday's day of service.