MLK Day of Service

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan 18, groups across the country spent their day off work volunteering in the MLK Day of Service. Zack and Tori organized a volunteer opportunity for AAS at ACCESS – a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

ACCESS receives many donations of clothes, toys, toiletries, and more at their Drop-off location: the First Baptist Church in Ames. The donation room was filled with winter coats and other winter items that needed to be sorted to make room for spring-appropriate items. Ten AAS members spent about 2 hours sorting the items and having too much fun trying to figure out what some of the items were.

If you’d like to donate to ACCESS, please consider non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, toilet paper – which they need more than anything else at this time.

Thanks to Zach and Tori for organizing the event!

Find more pictures below the cut.


2 comments on “MLK Day of Service

  1. Eupraxsophy says:

    I think volunteering is a great thing to do, and not just to simply dash away the stereotyping that some theist may have about atheist and agnostics, but simply for the sake of being humbled.

    I myself have worked at a homeless clinic on a volunteer bases and have experienced the joy it is to help those who are in need. The greatest way of showing your thanks is by giving. It is true appreciation and graditude, and it honors the dream one of this countries greatest men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. So to respect this wonderful man my wife and I decided to donate some blood and show our thanks that this nation was blessed with a man who so courageously fought against the ugliness of oppression.

    From the variety of life springs forth the fountain of diversity which only makes us more distinguished and less insignificant.

  2. I was privileged to be able to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with him in 1965, which march resulted in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

    That’s a memory I’ll always treasure and a heritage I’m proud to pass down to my family.

    You kids have the torch now – don’t ever let it go out —


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