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A Day to Help the Community: Students, Staff Participate in MLK Day Service Project

by Janelle Hill M’23 Jan 16, 2024
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Students and staff rolled up their sleeves to help those in need on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

The Center for Faith and Justice hosted its annual service project in honor of the civil rights icon. Students and staff made sandwiches and packaged warm-weather essentials for local shelters. 

For Ryan Tuberosa ’27, a first-year sport management major who served as treasurer of the community service team at his high school, the project was the perfect way to give back.  

“It’s a day to help the community like Martin Luther King Jr. did. Some people don’t understand how fortunate we are to be in our situations. It’s good to know that we’re very lucky, and we should help people who need it.” 

 Ryan Tuberosa ’27, sport management major 

Zedekiah Odallo ’26, a computer science major, added that MLK Day is an important day to reflect on how far we’ve come as a society and community. He also encouraged others to take advantage of future service events on campus. 

“I thought it’d be nice to help the local community and give a helping hand to those in need,” Odallo said. “DeSales always has volunteer opportunities; we always have something going on. It’s always nice to have an extra hand to help.”  

Later this month, the Center for Faith and Justice will host a University-wide service project to commemorate the feast of St. Francis de Sales.