MSU Texas students volunteer on MLK Jr. Day

MLK Jr. Day of Service is the first event in MSU’s Human Rights Week

Students volunteer on MLK Jr. Day

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The Midwestern State University community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the day of service event.

“I’m from San Antonio and so I’m used to every year doing the MLK march down there and helping get it started with family members and running it. It’s just wanting to do a little bit of something since I can’t really do that this year,” said Shunde Hooks, a sophomore at MSU Texas.

MSU students gave their time to make paracord bracelets and write letters for the non-profit Operation Gratitude. They could also decorate paper hands for a mural with the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center.

“It takes about fifteen minutes to make a bracelet. So if they wanted to drop in and out they can do that. If they want to take it and go, they can do that and just bring it back to either us here today or in our office throughout the week,” said Alex Collins, coordinator of Student Organizations & Leadership Programs.

Students looking to get community service hours can earn them from events like this.

The bracelets can be made anytime this semester.

“We bought like fifteen hundred yards of the paracord. If students want to do the service, I think operation gratitude says it takes about fifteen minutes to make a bracelet so if they do four bracelets it’s an hour of community service,” said Collins.

The event kickstarts MSU’s Human Rights week. Each day, there is an opportunity to look at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, work, and legacy.

MSU Human Rights Week
MSU Human Rights Week (Source: KAUZ)

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