WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue students are spending their day off volunteering in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK Day of Service brought more than 600 students out to help organizations in the Lafayette area.
Volunteers were treated to breakfast and were bussed to their volunteer posts. The Columbian Park Zoo, Food Finders Food Bank and the Lafayette Crisis Center were some of the places people helped out.
Purdue Junior Marissa Lyles said her fellow Boilers are always ready to serve.
“This is a great event that Purdue always have. I’ve done it since I was a freshman. I think everybody recognizes that we should be serving today and I’m very proud that all of my fellow students took the time out to come volunteer today,” Lyles said.
Purdue Black Cultural Center Director Renee Thomas said she hopes days like this will carry on the message of Dr. King and bring people closer together.