MLK Day of Service

by Bill Hughes on January 19, 2015 at 6:48 am

Besides remembering the man, many people took part in a day of service to remember Martin Luther King Jr. message.

Students from Muskingum University left campus and headed out to volunteer for the MLK Day of Service. One of the many groups out Monday served on the line at Christ’s Table this afternoon. Sophomore, Chase Myers, is one of the volunteers. He said he’s enjoyed volunteering since before he was in high school.

“Personally, I like to do community service,” Myers said. “I’ve done it starting in middle school I’ve done it through other organizations, so just being able to come out with a new group of students, I’m hoping to meet some new friends. I don’t know everyone in my group, so I’m hoping to make some new connections.”

The ten students helped serve food during the two hours Christ’s Table’s dining room is open. Not only did the volunteers help those who came in for a meal, but Myers feels it is a great way to help feel a part of something bigger than himself.

“It means a lot to me. Like I said, I’m from the area, so I know the need that’s here in Zanesville,” Myers said. “I’ve helped over at the Salvation Army before. Being able to just come to a new organization that I haven’t helped with before and help with students who aren’t from the area. Being able to serve someone so near to us is really cool.”

Other students from Muskingum University volunteered at locations around Muskingum and Guernsey Counties Monday.