Habitat for Humanity honored the mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday by helping others as part of a National Day of Service.
More than 50 volunteers from 20 faith groups met up to paint the Lillian Wald Senior Center on the Lower East Side.
While they painted, speeches from King played in the background.
"To do something besides think about ourselves, to think about other people and do something to really help them rather than just talking about it or writing letters we're really here doing really stuff," said one volunteer.
"Dr. Martin Luther King once said that life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others and Habitat wants to extend King's legacy of service and social justice by bringing our volunteers together to make a difference right here on the Lower East Side," said another volunteer.
The event was part of Habitat for Humanity-New York City's 14th annual "Building on a Dream" Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.