Provost Umphrey Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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.

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