This year, which marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the national MLK Day falls on his birthday, Jan. 15. On this occasion, students and employees of Southern Adventist University will spend the day as they have every MLK Day for 25 years: serving their community.
Southern’s MLK Service Day coordinates more than 1,000 participants to serve local organizations and community members within the Chattanooga area. As in previous years, Southern is partnering with more than 30 organizations including the Chattanooga Zoo, Creative Discovery Museum, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Lookout Mountain Conservancy and the Samaritan Center.
The university is also joining in the City of Chattanooga’s Day of Service opening events, with Voculus, a Southern Adventist University a cappella group, performing with members of the university’s gymnastics team, Gym-Masters.