Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will volunteer throughout the local community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, as part of a national day of service. This is the fourth year Missouri S&T students have participated in the program.
The day’s activities will begin with a check-in breakfast in the Havener Center on campus. A kick-off ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m. Students will then go out into the community to work on campus projects until 11:45 a.m.
Student service projects in Phelps County include the following:
–cleaning a storage shed and walking and feeding the dogs at Tri-County Humane Society in St. James, Mo.
— making food baskets and sorting clothing at the St. James Caring Center thrift store
— making Valentine’s Day cards for the veterans at the Missouri Veterans Home
— reading and doing activities with the children at Greentree daycare center
— picking up trash at the Russell House
— sorting and hanging clothing and stocking the store at the Phelps County Community Partnership Resale Shop
— sanitizing the toy room and the nursery at Salem Avenue Baptist Church
— doing building maintenance at Choices for People
The 2012 Legacy Luncheon for student participants will be held at noon at the Havener Center. The keynote address will be given by Lister Florence Jr., a Missouri S&T graduate and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Florence earned bachelor of science degrees in civil engineering and computer science in 1995 and 2007, respectively, and a master of science degree in information science and technology in 2006, all from Missouri S&T.