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Liberty students give back to the community during second annual MLK Day of Service

March 15, 2023

Around 150 students participated in the university’s second annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 16, a new tradition where students spend the January holiday serving their community by volunteering at local sites. The event was organized by LU Serve in partnership with Liberty’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity.

Students served at eight locations: World Help, Gleaning for the World, the downtown Lynchburg YWCA, Campbell County YWCA, Habitat for Humanity, Downtown Lynchburg Association, Salvation Army, and Amazement Square. Projects included power washing, raking leaves, mopping and sweeping floors, and beautifying properties.

“Our students turned out for Liberty University’s second MLK Day of Service in a big way,” said Shon Muldrow, senior vice president of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity. “We are proud of the 100-plus students who showed up to support Lynchburg’s local organizations that give to our community daily. Jesus told us that He came to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. There is nothing more biblical or unifying than serving our neighbors in the cause of Christ, and our students are doing just that.”

“Liberty students have such a servant’s heart and work ethic,” LU Serve Director Lew Weider said. “I am so proud of how they serve our community with love and kindness. They truly make an eternal difference.”

Each year, Liberty students volunteer over 400,000 hours through Christian Community Service (CSER) and LU Serve events.

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