January 23, 2019

Nearly 900 students, faculty, and staff from The Catholic University of America worked with several volunteer groups as part of the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21.

King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In honor of his legacy and that enduring question, students collaborated with Campus Ministry to serve the needs of communities in Brookland and the surrounding Washington, D.C., area. Students worked closely with local organizations like The Franciscan Monastery, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and So Others Might Eat (SOME).

Among the student participants was senior Tori Smith, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., who joined a group of volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Silver Spring, Md.

“One of my favorite parts of participating in the large service days is having the opportunity to learn more about the community surrounding Catholic University,” Smith said. “We are given the opportunity to meet and serve with a diverse group of people.”