LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - For some students from the University of South Carolina, the holiday meant a day of service.
Instead of relaxing, they spent their time volunteering at Lexington Interfaith Community Services. The students sorted clothing at the thrift shop and organized items at the food pantry. They also helped with mailings.
Between 35 and 40 students from several service organizations pitched in, and they said they were glad to help. "We thought it would only make sense to give back and do something on the day we were supposed to have off," said volunteer Justin Dunham, "...and help somebody else in need and help the quality of our life as well."
"I feel like if Martin Luther King knew that we were to commemorate his life, this is exactly what he would have wanted us to do," expressed volunteer Azza Abdalla.
Officials stated that thanks to the students' help, they got a week and a half's worth of work done in just a day. It was one of several service projects performed in the Columbia area