Prince George's Community College will recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan.19, by participating in two community service projects.
Students and employees will travel to the New Jersey area to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts January 17-20, and from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Jan. 19, volunteers from the college will package goods at the SHARE Food Network in Hyattsville, Md.
"PGCC decided on the two projects because they focus on advancing economic opportunities and helping communities recover from disasters," said Andristine Robinson, director of institutional initiatives at Prince George's Community College. "Both activities directly support the college's 2012-2013 service theme of domestic poverty," she said, adding that the dates for the service projects were selected to allow students and employees to participate in Presidential Inauguration activities on January 21.
Expenses for the New Jersey trip including travel, meals and accommodations, are funded in part by student activity fees. Students contribute $50 towards the trip expenses and supplies while employees pay $65.
For more information about the two volunteer activities, contact 301-583-5229.