In Pawtucket, volunteers honored Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service on Monday.
More than one hundred volunteers from AmeriCorps helped spruce up Goff Middle School by adding fresh coats of paint on the second and third floor hallways.
The principal, Lisa Ramzi says the work was greatly needed.
"It was just an idea on an email and it grew and every time I talked to them they had more volunteers. To have 170 people come in to help this school is just an overwhelming warm feeling. It is just awesome," said Ramzi.