The Ray of Hope Project

Local Hero Ray Gant organizing 1000 volunteers for MLK Day service projects

January 18, 2013

By Yasmein James for NewsWorks. Additional reporting by Anna Flint


Ray Gant's work is never done.

That is the name of the game when you are committed to community revitalization like Gant. On any given day, he is leading a cleaning initiative throughout the City of Philadelphia in struggling business corridors.

It is through his volunteer work that NewsWorks learned about the former drug dealer who has been uplifting the community by cleaning the city's streets for 12 years.