FORT MILL, S.C. (WBTV) - Fort Mill celebrated Martin Luther King Junior by giving back to its community. People came to the town hall to donate essentials from clothes to toilet paper.
These items were more important than ever because of the pandemic.
People may remember, when the pandemic first started, things like toilet paper and paper towels were hard to find. Some groups in Fort Mill shared that same struggle.
The pandemic showed these organizations that items like toilet paper and headphones for students to use while remote learning was important.
It not only changed some of the donated items but also how people donated. Boxes lined the sidewalk outside for people to safely drop the donations into. It was part of this year’s MLK Call to Service.
This day of service has been going strong for more than five years. Chris Sardelli, the town spokesperson, says the town wasn’t going to let the pandemic stop them from the important call.
“Obviously because of COVID it’s a little different this year but um it’s a perfect day for people to come out and donate items and generate some community pride,” said Sardelli.
Several organizations benefitted from Monday’s donation drop off.
If you missed out on donating today, you still have a chance. Sardelli says more donations will be accepted for the rest of the week.
You can find out how to donate here.