Campus urged to pitch in as part of annual Day of Service on Jan. 19, 2015

MLK Day of Service Action

As part of the first RU Day of Service in commemoration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, RU students fanned out across the region to pitch in and help.   

As the holidays loom, it is easy to get lost in the seasonal joys.

Craig Arthur, co-chair of the Radford University Day of Service Committee, is asking the campus community to add one more joy to the seasonal list - the joy of service. Arthur is urging RU faculty, staff and students to volunteer now to help with the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 19, 2015.

Central to the campus celebration of Dr. King’s legacy and memory, the RU Day of Service engages the campus community as volunteers in a variety of efforts to help residents of the nearby communities.

“Please consider volunteering on behalf of your friends and neighbors for this important event,” Arthur said. “Please make the King Day holiday a day on, not a day off. Volunteer service will be a kind way to wrap up the holiday season and begin the spring 2015 semester.”

Arthur said that both morning and afternoon opportunities are available for volunteer activities on behalf of worthy local organizations such as Beans and Rice, the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program, Feeding America, the Radford Clothing Bank and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Roanoke among others.

To pitch in, volunteers can fill complete the online form and be part of the fun and good works. 

The Day of Service is part of a series of events and activities by which RU celebrates and promotes diversity within the campus community. Sponsors of the Day of Service are the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, McConnell Library, Greek Life and the Scholar Citizen Initiative.

For more information, contact Arthur at or (540) 831-6474.

Dec 11, 2014