OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — He was most well known as a civil rights leader, but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began with community ministry work.
The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance hosted a special service Sunday to celebrate those individuals and organizations in the community who reflect the values Dr. King stood for.
Those honored include Mearl Pruitt for her work with children and the community, the Claire Cares food pantry, UNMC's center for reducing health disparity and Precious McKesson for her work in politics and activism.
"We see you. We recognize what you are doing and we want to continue to lift up those that are serving as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr compels us to be in service for others. That we can make a better world,” said Rev. Portia Cavitt with the Clair Memorial Methodist Church.
Mayor Jean Stothert and Congressman Don Bacon were in attendance at the event and were issued a challenge by the congregation to do their part in helping the community.