MLK Day has Bryan serving community

June 3, 2014

pender2Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Day saw some 700 Bryan students, faculty and staff practicing Dr. King’s message of service to others.

A student washes windows at a home
on MLK Community Service Day.

The college’s seventh annual MLK Day included projects at nursing homes, senior citizens’ centers, libraries, community service agencies, homes and churches. Bryan President Dr. Stephen Livesay did his part by picking up trash along Richland Street, which intersects Landes Way, the new entrance to the college.

The day began with breakfast and a prayer service before work teams scattered to their destinations.

Beneficiaries of the college’s efforts were appreciative. “We’ll get more painting done today than our painter could do in a week,” the maintenance director at a Spring City nursing home said of the students who came to his facility.

President Livesay said in a message to the college community, “I am so grateful and so proud that you participated in so many ministries yesterday, and I pray that some of the relationships that you formed will continue for years to come. I appreciate all of your good work, as well as the work of those individuals and groups who planned and made this day possible.”