Sunday, June 25, 2017 This Week's Paper

UPS students make MLK Day a ‘Day On’

Rather than kick back and relax on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, about 300 students, faculty and staff from University of Puget Sound (UPS) used their day free from their studies to do something good for their community.

At the Salvation Army headquarters on 6th Avenue, student volunteers were given all sorts of tasks to complete – from loading frost-covered boxes of food into the non-profit's giant walk-in freezers, to inputting computer data, clearing out old files and shoveling snow from the sidewalks. Both the Delta Phi Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity and the university's Circle K student service club provided members to make the day hugely successful in getting things done.

At the Nativity House homeless day shelter and community center, more of the chapter fraternity members, along with UPS student Residents Assistants, volunteered to come in and help serve a hot meal to the men and women that packed the shelter on that cold, snowy day.