Volunteer Groups Answer Dr. King’s Call to Service

By Published On: January 18th, 2017
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With hearts of grace, volunteers served in the spirit of Dr. King on Monday, January 16. In celebration of MLK Day, volunteer groups from Corban University, Western Oregon University and Kaiser Permanente came together to serve the community through Marion Polk Food Share.

Students from Corban University repacked food at the Food Share warehouse, while others worked in several community gardens.

Volunteers from Kaiser Permanente worked at Northgate Peace and Forgiveness Garden. Kaiser team members volunteered at organizations across the state as part of a “Building Healthier Communities” day of service.

Students from Western Oregon University volunteered at Cornerstone Community Garden, clearing beds and spreading mulch. Western Oregon University encouraged their students to “Make MLK Day a Day On vs a Day Off.” The day spent volunteering was part of a week-long celebration of MLK Jr.’s legacy.

More volunteers will be serving all week long in honor of Dr. King. Willamette University students will be volunteering at the Food Share on Friday, January 20.

You can answer Dr. King’s call to service any time. Sign up today to volunteer to feed people in our community.