Students Participate in Weekend of Service to Others

February 21, 2013

On Saturday, January 19, Thirty-three Georgetown McDonough students joined more than 300 students from the university and Ward 7 community members to participate in a day of community service as part of Weekend of Service. The national event was organized by the Corporation for National Service, a federal organization that leads the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and the President's Day of Service on Inauguration Weekend.

Students traveled on Saturday to Ward 7 in Southeast Washington, D.C., to participate in a variety of projects, including writing letters to service members overseas, creating care packages for inpatient children at the National Institutes of Health, and beautifying the Ward 7 neighborhood. "We challenged our students to live up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service to others, and they rose to the occasion in a big way," said Sarah Jones, chair of the MLK Day of Service Committee. The students combined their efforts to complete 600 hours of community service in one day.