Southern Miss Students honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Day of Service | Community Spirit
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of Southern Mississippi honored an annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with service to the Hattiesburg community on Jan. 21.
Following the Martin Luther King, Jr. Interracial and Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the Southern Miss students set out on the MLK Day of Service. The student-led project provided assistance to community organizations, including Edwards Street Food Pantry and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Students were tasked with serving and delivering food and cleaning the interior and exterior of the facilities.
“It is important to continue this event because it builds a positive image of NPHC at Southern Miss and unifies our organizations,” said NPHC Philanthropy Chair Candace Pickett, who organized the event. “Each of our organizations value community service and host service projects individually and collectively throughout the year, but it is very important for us to collaborate on this special holiday.” Pickett is also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.
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