HGP students participate in annual MLK Day of Service
Posted 01/19/2017 12:07PM

HGP students participate in annual MLK Day of Service

On January 16, several groups of Holy Ghost Prep students participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by helping the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament just down Bristol Pike prepare for their impending move from the Saint Katherine Drexel Shrine.

Members of the HGP swim team and assistant coach Tom Farrell, members of the Holy Ghost lacrosse team and head coach Ryan Tessler, along with other students and Holy Ghost’s director of campus ministry and service Mark Whartenby helped the sisters prepare for their move by tidying up storage areas, moving books, and cleaning up outside the residences of some of the elderly sisters.

“We’re trying to provide our students with more project-based service opportunities that help our neighbors and our local community,” said Whartenby.

“Saint Katherine Drexel literally paid for the building (Cornwells Hall) where I work, so I thought it would be perfect to honor our history and Martin Luther King’s life of service by helping the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament who have been great neighbors to us.”

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service as a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities.