Due to weather concerns, Metropolitan Community College canceled its MLK Day of Service activities on Jan. 16. But in true team spirit, the MCC-Maple Woods softball team rallied late for the agency they were planning to help on MLK Day.
The team stepped up to the plate Jan. 31 at Synergy Services’ SafeHaven for a “make good” day.
Coach Kary Kankey says it is the second year the team has volunteered there. Some of the volunteers painted a bedroom and another group sorted through clothes and organized them. They hope to return to the site next year.
On Synergy’s Facebook page, the organization thanked the softball team “for pitching in to make our domestic violence shelter cozy for all that call it home.”
Here are a few comments from the students’ experience:
- Felicia Gwinn: “I like volunteering, because it makes me feel good afterwards.”
- Allie Collier: “It reminded me what I should be grateful for, and a good experience.”
- Lexi Hanson: “It was a good experience and heartwarming.”
- Liz Roccaro: “I had so much fun! It felt rewarding and I was happy to help out.”
MCC is honored by their dedication to the community.