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MLK Day of Service

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Jan 21, 2016

On Saturday, over 150 students from Belmont, Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, Trevecca, Tennessee State, and Fisk, and volunteers from the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and Starbucks gathered at Second Harvest Food Bank for a day of service in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. After several distinguished speakers, including Congressman Jim Cooper and Mayor Megan Barry, addressed the legacy of MLK Jr., students volunteered at a variety of sites including Second Harvest, Feed the Children, a sweet potato drop,  The Nashville Food Project, Trevecca Urban Garden, and Room In The Inn.

 

 

 Following the service, students reflected on their service to the community. One student said:

"Martin Luther King dreamed of harmony. He dreamed that people would unite together. Today, that's exactly what we did. We are all from different places, and at different points in our lives, but we practiced harmony today. We practiced serving. Serving brings people together. We all had one purpose, and I KNOW that the display of care, harmony, and servanthood would make Martin Luther King proud."