Allen College Students Made MLK Day a Day On, Not a D

January 19, 2009
Sixty-two Allen College students, faculty and community members provided service at three sites for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Challenge (national campaign) on Monday, January 19.

Projects were conducted at the Salvation Army, St. Paul’s Methodist Church and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The day started at Allen College at 8 a.m. with an opening ceremony as Pastor Whitfield, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church presented the opening message on the importance of the Day of Service, followed by participants serving the community and reflecting on the importance of service to the community.

The King Day of Service was a way to transform Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and teachings into community service that helps solve social problems. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects.

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