In 1983, Congress passed legislation that designated MLK Day to be a federal holiday and a national day of service. It is considered a “day on, not a day off”.
Every MLK Day, Provost Umphrey staff and attorneys volunteer their time to local non-profits and organizations in an effort to move closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community”. Dr. King had a dream of breaking social barriers that would unite a community by empowering individuals, strengthening communities, and creating solutions to societal issues.
This year, staff and attorneys volunteered at eight organizations, which include:
- Bible Baptist Church, Silsbee, TX
- Girls' Haven
- The Humane Society
- Julie Rogers Gift of Life
- Meals on Wheels
- Mid-County Paws of Hope
- New Birth Community Baptist Church
- Nutrition Food for Seniors
Provost Umphrey is proud to be a part of this national day of service that encourages a free nation and justice for all and emboldens individuals to apply principles of peace to make a better America.