Students use MLK Day to help others

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) While schools were out to recognize the Dr. King holiday, many students were still hard at work. Radford University students participated in the nationwide Day of Service Campaign. The goal of Day of Service is to not only honor Dr. King, but also to help solve social problems in communities.

Day of Service was an imitative that began in 1994. Across the Roanoke Valley lots of people volunteered. Over at Feeding America of Southwest Virginia, Radford University students put together snack boxes for after-school programs in the Roanoke area.

"If everyone came come together we could help everyone out," said Clay Shapiro of Radford University, "Just giving back to the community. It's good to know they are not going to go home hungry, so that is the best thing for us."

More than 250 Radford students volunteered at various sites in the Roanoke Valley including Habitat for Humanity and clothing banks.