HV gives back on MLK Day

People across the Hudson Valley are remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back on this national holiday. At the Afya Foundation in Yonkers,

YONKERS - People across the Hudson Valley are remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back on this national holiday.

At the Afya Foundation in Yonkers, volunteers are sorting medical supplies to send to developing countries.

Volunteers say they are following Dr. King's legacy of service by using their day off to help others. "I think it's probably the most profound thing. That the people don't know our names, they don't know where we're from, but the fact that they're receiving help from us. Our name isn't down, but our actions will carry on," says Maddy Albert, of J-Teen Leadership.

Afya says they are dedicated to making a positive impact on the health of people in developing countries in Africa and the Caribbean and have sent $26,000,000 worth of supplies abroad.

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