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Morris Celebrates Fifth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Posted by Jenna Ray on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Event Date/Time: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 12:30 pm
Location: Faith Lutheran Church (108 West 8th Street, Morris, MN 56267)


The Offices of Community Engagement and Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs at the University of Minnesota, Morris invite members of the campus and greater community to participate in the fifth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service on Monday, January 20. This day marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday and serves as an opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. Kingís legacy through community service.

The day includes pre-service discussion, service at sites throughout the community, a short program, and a free community meal. Projects include working with elders, outdoor work, sorting donations, assisting local non-profit organizations, and more. Childrenís activities will be available throughout the day, and many projects are family-friendly. Parking at Faith Lutheran Church and transportation between service sites will be provided. Both the program and meal are free and open to the public.

All volunteers interested in participating in the MLK Day of Service will be welcomed, although pre-registration is required. Additional information, including pre-registration and a schedule of events, is available online at morris.umn.edu/mlkdayofservice.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the Presidentís national call to service initiative, which calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to pressing national problems. The program is supported by the Offices of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs, Student Activities, and Community Engagement as well as LAZOS and the Black Student Union.


Schedule of Events
12:30 p.m.
Registration, Faith Lutheran Church (108 West 8th Street, Morris, MN 56267)

1-5 p.m.
Service Projects, Morris community

5 p.m.
Program, Faith Lutheran Church

5:30 p.m.
Community Meal, Faith Lutheran Church