A day off becomes a day of service

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Dozens of residents across the Valley spent their day off giving back to the community.

Humanists Doing Good is a local organization that focuses on charitable activities in the Valley.

Today they hosted an event at the Community Gardens called ‘Blood, Sweat and Cheers’ to help give back to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

"I think it's a really good project that they're doing here to try to maintain these garden boxes for the Multiple Sclerosis Society," said Natasha Krasnow, a volunteer.

Volunteers worked together to get the garden in better shape for Spring.

“This area is suppose to be wheelchair accessible so we're trying to make it as usable for them as we can, so they can just come out and enjoy the gardening," said Velvet Johnson, with Humanists Doing Good.

Event organizers were pleased with the turn out and all the hard work from volunteers.

"They're willing to participate in the spirit of service like this for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, willing to help out Multiple Sclerosis Society in temperatures like this, you couldn't ask for better," said Jesse Bond, with Humanists Doing Good.

The St. Mary's bloodmobile was also parked by the Community Garden so volunteers could lend a hand in the garden and then help save a life by donating blood.

The last part of the event, Cheers, took place at The Ale House after all the hard work was done.

The event organizers and volunteers discussed future projects to take on and celebrated the rest of their holiday.

Humanists Doing Good has many volunteer opportunities each month, to check out what's next on their calendar, go to www.humanistsdoinggood.org

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