Elon Law Students Participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Elon University School of Law students participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Jan. 19 by volunteering at the Welfare Reform Liaison Project (WRLP) in Greensboro. 

WRLP provides job training opportunities in product distribution and video production, working with nonprofit and faith-based organizations to provide needed product for the publics they serve.

“There are people all around us who need a helping hand, and I think that the least we can do is take a few hours every now and then to be there to answer the call,” said Parker Moore, one of the students who participated in the project. “Dedicating just a few hours was a truly humbling and incredibly rewarding experience.”

Other student participating in the project included Summer Nettleman, James Knox, Matthew Groves, Nikki Feliciano, Anna Buonya, Adrianne Edmonds, Keely Sewell, Keayby Worthington and Kathryn Karacia.  Their volunteer efforts included organizing donated suits and other professional apparel so that these items would be easily accessible to clients at WRLP.

In 1994 Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, officially designating the King holiday as a national day of volunteer service.  Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate King’s legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action.  The late Coretta Scott King embraced the King Day of Service as a meaningful way to celebrate and honor her husband’s legacy.