March 27, 2009
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a leadership honor society at Morningside College, will be sponsoring a campus wide day of service called “Into the Streets” from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 31.
The event is designed to bring students, faculty and staff together to help out the community, experience an atmosphere of learning and challenge everyone to volunteer on a more regular basis.
Teams of volunteers will be formed and then assigned a group with which to work. Examples of the organizations the volunteers will be helping are as follows: American Red Cross-Siouxland Area Chapter, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Sioux City, Boys and Girls Home, city of Sioux City, city of South Sioux City, Wall Street Mission and Goodwill Industries of Sioux City, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Center for Siouxland, Countryside Senior Living, Siouxland Center for Active Generations, Clare Guest House, Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Sanford Community Center, Community Action Agency of Siouxland, Mary Elizabeth Childcare, Mid-step Services, Opportunities Unlimited, Sanford Community Center, Boy’s Club of Sioux City, Sioux City Public Library, South Sioux City Community Schools, Friendship House, STARS and Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
“A very important part of the Morningside College mission statement is ‘a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility,’” said Nick McGraw a senior from Sioux City and vice-president of public relations for ODK. “Community service is a valuable teaching tool to becoming a well-rounded individual.”