Bears join Waco community in celebrating MLK Day by serving
Baylor students, faculty and staff were among over a million Americans nationwide who spent the day before today’s historic Inauguration answering President-elect Barack Obama’s call to service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Bears joined many from the Waco community through the HOT Urban Gardening Coalition, helping weed, mulch, put down compost, and plant vegetables, herbs and flowers at 11 community gardens across town. Baylor University Campus Kitchen, “an emerging leader in community service for students and resourceful anti-hunger programs,” also pitched in by providing free meals for yesterday’s volunteers.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed as a federal holiday in 1986, and the date was declared a day of community service by Congress in 1994, fulfilling a wish of King’s widow, Coretta Scott King. While students, faculty and staff at Baylor had the day off, it’s good to see many Bears took advantage of the free time to help serve the community.
Sic ’em, Bears who serve!