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Union to honor King’s legacy by serving community

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 11, 2007 – In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Union University will offer two service opportunities for students, faculty and staff Monday, Jan. 15.

One group will visit the Mission Convalescent Center at 118 Glass St. in Jackson. The group will visit and play games with the residents at the center from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The other project will take place at the Care Center at 351 N. Liberty St. in Jackson. The Care Center is a shelter for homeless women and women with children where food, shelter, counseling and other needs are provided. The Union group will arrive at 9:30 a.m. and will rake leaves, clean and work in the food closet.

“On Monday, many will reflect on the profound significance of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by engaging in acts that are in keeping with the spirit Dr. King espoused,” said Todd Brady, minister to the university. “A fitting way to honor Dr. King’s legacy is to participate in service to others.”

For more information, contact Union’s Campus Ministries office at (731) 661-5062.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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