Campbell University is on the march on Martin Luther King Day

Whether it’s raking the yard for a senior citizen or building houses with Habitat for Humanity, Campbell University students are signing up to serve the community on the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Jan. 15. “This is the first MLK Day of Service Campbell University has sponsored,” said Dr. Vikki Armstrong, chairman of Campbell’s Multi-Cultural Council. “But it’s something we want to develop for the years to come. We want students to get involved and know they can make a difference, even if they can only volunteer for a few hours.” Toward that goal, Armstrong and Multi-Cultural Council co-chair Dr. Edward Fubara together with student representatives to the Council have developed a comprehensive program for student participation on an individual basis, through campus clubs and organizations or through their academic classes. Dr. Dennis Bazemore, vice president for Student Life, has also been instrumental in launching the event. Students can volunteer with agencies such as the Harnett County Partnership for Children, Harnett SAFE Domestic Violence organization, Harnett Manor Nursing Home and many others. A list of volunteer activities and contacts may be accessed by downloading the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Web page on the Campbell Web site at Simply click on “News & Events” on the Home page. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt to wear on Service Day. “We’re encouraging students to volunteer in any way possible,” said Armstrong. “Not only for the moral and civic values volunteerism promotes but for the individual gain, something that will be meaningful to the students.”

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