Southwest resident holding a collection drive for King Day of Service

Millions of people across the country are honoring a national day of service in connection with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Welcome Jerde, a Southwest resident, is holding an open house today from 3–6 p.m. to collection donations for YouthLink, an organization that serves homeless youth in downtown Minneapolis. Jerde lives at 4901 Fremont Ave. S. 

Jerde is hoping to collect bus cards, household items, clothing and items for babies, among other things, at her open house. 

She said she was inspired to host her own community project because of her excitement about President-Elect Barack Obama, who will be sworn in tomorrow.

To find out about other service projects, click here.

If you are involved in a service project in the Southwest area and want to share your story with us, please e-mail [email protected]