RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Martin Luther King day is considered a national a day of service and in Richmond, it’s no different.
At the Southside Community Center several organizations set up booths to help people register to vote or sign up for health care.
“That is what I think services all about, providing others serves so we can come together and take care of ourselves,” said organizer Clovia Lawrence. “Because if we take care of ourselves first then we can best take care of our community.”
Army Veteran John Wynn not only started the process of getting his voting rights restored but also getting veteran benefits. The group Veterans Helping Veterans Now are assisting him.
“This is a big help for veterans and anyone else who comes down here for the services they are offering here,” Wynn said.
Organizers believe getting people registered to vote and restoring their voting rights is important in keeping King’s dream alive.