TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State University students honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday through volunteer work.
The National Day of Service was sponsored locally by the Center for Community Engagement.
Volunteers visited seven sites including Goodwill and the Vigo County Public Library where they did everything from painting to organizing shelves and sorting clothes.
“We actually have a lot of happy faces come in this morning to check in, and they’re ready for the day,” Lucy Utterback, graduate assistant for the Center for Community Engagement, said. “So, it’s great to see that as well. They want to do these opportunities and serve.”
Following the day of service, students gathered at ISU Monday evening for a candlelight vigil hosted by the Association of Black Accountants at ISU. The event commemorated Dr. King’s activism toward social and racial equality.