On January 15, 2018 American Communities Trust (ACT) hosted 500 volunteers at the Baltimore Food Hub for the annual East Baltimore Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Organized by The 6th Branch and Civic Works, the service day kicked off new service projects in the Broadway East community — a partnership of The 6th Branch, ACT, and the New Broadway East Community Association. Mayor Catherine Pugh, Senator Nathaniel McFadden, Delegate Cory McCray, Councilman Robert Stokes and other dignitaries spoke at the kickoff, which also included a performance by the Cardinal Sheehan School Choir. Volunteers contributed more than 2,000 hours clearing growth and removing debris at the Baltimore Food Hub and nearby vacant lots.

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