HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Marshall College college students and college picked up trash alongside the streets of Huntington Monday. It’s their method of honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by having their very own day of service.
It began with breakfast at Actual Life Christian Heart Church on Ninth Avenue.
“To commemorate the MLK Day, we’re doing a group clear up, sponsored by the NAACP,” stated Pastor Charles Shaw. “We’ll be making a clear up from Eighth Avenue to tenth Avenue, and from twentieth Avenue to twenty eighth Avenue.”
College students from many various teams and organizations gathered to wash up the group collectively. Scholar athletes, Greek life, and professors giving again to recollect why they get a time without work of lessons.
“That is cool. I don’t suppose anybody is dissatisfied about coming right here or offended, this can be a good day,” stated Marshall Kappa Sigma Fraternity President Gabriel Little. “All of those guys are excited, and it’s 9 within the morning. It’s freezing outdoors, and I’m simply having an excellent day. It’s like you’ll be able to go the remainder of the day figuring out I did some good at this time.”
There are numerous methods to commemorate MLK Day, however the group says serving others simply seems like the fitting option to do it.
“We must always always remember the service and the issues Martin Luther King did for our nation, for our group, for all of our individuals,” stated Pastor Shaw. “After we do this, it retains it contemporary in our minds in put it into generations not solely seniors like myself, but in addition the youthful individuals will know and recognize what has already been carried out. I feel it breaks the partitions down, and we’ve got to maintain doing that.”
Huntington Police Chief Karl Colder will give a keynote speech for a celebration dinner at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Occasion organizers say town’s first black chief has a ardour for justice, unity and repair and his dedication to the group is reflective of King’s concepts.
That dinner will likely be within the Marshall Memorial Scholar Heart and is open to the general public.
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