Cameron University seeks volunteers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” In answer to that query, volunteers from Cameron University and the Lawton-Fort Sill community will participate in the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2016. CU officials are hoping to recruit over 400 volunteers for the event. To volunteer, register online at www.cameron.edu/mlkcelebration/dayofservice or call the Office of Student Activities at (580) 581-2217. The volunteers will work on community projects from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Additionally, the volunteer effort will include a supply drive on Saturday, January 16th. Donation boxes and supply wish lists will be available at WalMart on Quanah Parker, Country Mart on Lee, and Sam’s Club on Sheridan.

Online volunteer registration will close on January 8, 2016 so that project assignments can be determined. Volunteers will receive project details and site locations the week of January 11.

Cameron’s volunteer corps on the MLK Day of Service will joined tens of thousands of volunteers across the nation who will answer Dr. King’s challenge to do something for others. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the King Center, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off.”  Families, students, congregations, employees, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds will come together to celebrate MLK Day by making a difference in their communities. Initiated by Congress in 1994, the annual observance serves as a way to transform Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings into community service that helps solve social problems and strengthens communities.

For more information on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, go to  www.mlkday.gov or www.cameron.edu/mlkcelebration/dayofservice.

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January 5, 2016

PR#16-002