Durham Tech Cares: MLK Day of Service


Charlene Creech West (right) and Betina Huntwork (left) help pack meals during MLK’s Day of Service

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 16, the United Way of the Greater Triangle hosted over 2,800 volunteers among 35 projects located throughout the Triangle, including four signature projects. For the third consecutive year, Durham Tech hosted the Meal Packing Project to package meals for homeless shelters and food pantries.

We are happy to report that over 500 volunteers from Durham Tech, Duke, NCCU, area Rotary Clubs, and community members gathered in the Wynn Center to package more than 100,000 meals of black beans, rice, and nine-bean soup mix.

The MLK Day of Service was an incredible way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service to help empower and strengthen our local communities. Thank you to all volunteers that joined Durham Tech as we strived to make the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday “A Day On, Not a Day Off.”