Obama Helps Paint Northeast School

Joined National Day of Service for Sept. 11

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    President Barack Obama participated in a service project with Armed Services YMCA: Operation Kid Comfort at Ron Brown Middle School Saturday. The program was part of the National Day of Service, held each year on Sept. 11.

    Volunteers helped paint the middle school, which is located at 4800 Meade St. N.E.

    The president picked up a long paint roller and helped paint part of a wall blue, while chatting with volunteers. "They don't let me do much work at the White House, I gotta admit," Obama joked, presumably talking about manual labor.

    While there, Obama also learned about 50 other projects going on with more than 50,000 volunteers today. "That is outstanding," Obama said.

    Armed Services YMCA: Operation Kid Comfort also partnered with Greater D.C. Cares and Operation Kid Comfort. The groups recruited volunteers to design and create quilts for children of deployed service men and women.


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