A Day On
Berry College students recently spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “a day on, not a day off.”
Sixty-nine student volunteers were split into groups and dispersed throughout the Rome community Jan. 16. Some volunteered at local non-profit organizations such as Angel Express, which uses volunteer services and goods to aid low-income families. The students who were assigned to work with Angel Express sorted donations of toys, children’s books, and clothing. Another group was designated to help clean and organize donated clothes at SOW (Serving Others Worldwide) Inc., an organization that assists the homeless.
More Berry volunteers moved tools and building supplies in a Habitat for Humanity warehouse that was devastated by the December tornado. And students also volunteered at the Rome Boys’ and Girls’ Club playing with children. Another group of volunteers cleaned and improved Berry’s BOLD adventure ropes course.
The Berry College MLK service day is sponsored every year by Berry College Volunteer Services.
Further celebrations in remembrance of King took place on campus as local religious leaders and the MLK Commission of Rome visited Berry for their 26th annual prayer breakfast.
Text by Public Relations Assistant Hayden Sloan
Photos by Alan Storey and Student Photographer Mary Claire Stewart