January 25, 2010


Day off was 'Day On'

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve,” read the T-shirts worn by the Emory students, faculty and staff serving in projects across the city on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

From a park clean-up to tree plantings in the MLK Historic District to an a cappella performance at Project Open Hand, more than 350 volunteers turned out for Emory’s Day On Jan. 18. Others worked throughout the weekend to raise money for, and send supplies, to Haiti.

“Thank you to all our volunteers. I believe they would have made Dr. King proud, and I know that they brightened the day in Atlanta,” said Emory College junior Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, who helped organize the first annual event.

“There is no better way to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King,” said Volunteer Emory Coordinator Harold McNaron, who hopes the Emory community will continue serving throughout the year.

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