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MLK Day of Service

Berry students contribute their time and energy during the MLK Day of Service. Photo by student Blake Childers.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Approximately 100 members of the Berry community answered that question Jan. 20 by taking part in the official launch for “100 for our 100th,” a yearlong service initiative leading up to the 2014 Mountain Day centennial. Throughout the year, students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to perform acts of service tied to the number 100. It could be 100 hours of service to a particular cause, 100 cans of food for a homeless shelter or 100 toys for the needy. Participants in the MLK Day of Service got their 100 started by assisting a variety of community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Rome Action Ministries, Angel Express and the Golden Living Center.

“It was thrilling to see Berry students, faculty and staff not only serve in memory of a great man, but also bring some energy to this exciting new venture,” said Sydney Hulebak, student director of Berry College Volunteer Services.

Keep an eye on the alumni relations website and future issues of the Alumni Accent for more details on how you can take part. More coverage.

Story by Philanthropic Communications Student Supervisor Casey Cox.

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Students, faculty and staff with a heart for service traveled to Moore, Okla., in July to provide desperately needed assistance to residents struggling to recover from the massive EF-5 tornado that struck their community May 20. Thirteen students and four faculty/staff volunteers rolled up their sleeves and went to work in the storm-ravaged city, clearing downed trees and other debris, moving furniture into a temporary school and sorting clothing donations to the mission that served as their temporary home. The efforts of the Berry team were featured on KTOV, the CBS affiliate in Tulsa.  The trip was organized by rising sophomore Olivia Paige, assistant director of campus community relations for Berry College Volunteer Services.

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Reporting by student public relations assistant Brittni Trollinger

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