Stars, Regular Folks Heed Obama's Call to Service
Usher helped build a school library. Superman and Spider-Man rolled up their sleeves. And thousands of volunteers around the country marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday by heeding President-elect Barack Obama's call to service.
They picked up trash in Los Angeles, donated blood in Miami and fed the hungry in Olympia, Wash., in response to Obama's call for a "day on" Monday for Martin Luther King Day. "We responded to President Obama's call today because he responded to our call," said David Blair, a 48-year-old volunteer in Miami.
And the stars who poured into Washington to see Obama's inauguration pitched in, too. Usher helped build shelves at a school library in southeast Washington with Brandon Routh, the star of "Superman Returns," Tobey Maguire of "Spider-Man" fame and dozens of other volunteers. Oprah Winfrey's TV crew and MTV were on hand...
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