Local students and Mission Waco celebrate MLK day with homeless community
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
McLennan Community College partnered with Mission Waco today, to provide fun activities, free food, and support, to those in need in the local community.
Early this morning, students volunteered their time, to play games with the homeless, downtown at the Meyer's Center. One student says, "its good for them, its good for us. It teaches us to be aware of others and their situation, and its just a great way to give give back to the community."
After the morning games, people were transported to the Jubilee Park for a free picnic. This time was dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together, to celebrate the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. Because racial and economic differences still cause problems today, this is a time to put that aside, and celebrate.
Jimmy Dorrell, Executive Director of Mission Waco, says, "this is the kind of thing that gives us a chance to be together, talk about our issues, and become more unified."
This afternoon, there was a performance at the Jubilee Theater, that taught people about Civil Rights and what this holiday is all about.