UNO celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with annual MLK Day of Service

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 06:33:47-05

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., famously asked, "What are you doing for others?", and that question has inspired people to give back and help others.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Office of Civic and Social Responsibility is hosting its annual MLK Day of Service today from 8:30 until 2.

Assistant Director of the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility Jeffrey Southall says their goal is to bring local organizations, student groups and the youth together for one common goal, helping those in need and inspiring people to give back to the community at large.

Volunteers will be grouped together and work with various nonprofits.

Southall says he hopes the MLK Day of Service teaches people to find ways to serve their community on a regular basis, not just once a year.

"We're all going to come together as one, celebrate with each other not only the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, but also understand what is service," Southall said. How do we not just do this on M-L-K day, but how do we make this a part of our everyday life style."

The MLK Day of Service is a part of UNO's Signature Service Days. The group hosts 15 Signature Service Days a year.

Visit https://www.unomaha.edu/news/events/mlk-day-of-service.php to find out how you can get involved.