Wake Tech Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 17th, 2014
Employees, Students Pack Meals for Underprivileged Children
RALEIGH, N.C. (January 17, 2014) - Wake Tech employees and students worked together today to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special service project. Volunteers on Main Campus packaged 10,000 meals for distribution to schools and orphanages around the world. The project was coordinated by Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization. The service project has become an annual event for the college.
Wake Tech employees and students also participateed in a service project at Kraft Family YMCA in Apex on Monday, January 20. Volunteers painted picnic tables, cleared brush, and finished building a terrace. A celebration in honor of Dr. King’s birthday took place Friday, January 24 on Wake Tech’s Northern Wake Campus. The event included dramatic readings, music, and a featured performance by Yolanda Briggs, winner of the first “Wake Tech Idol” competition. The event was free and open to the community.