Sept. 23, 2013
More than 750 Morningside College students, faculty, and staff will leave the classroom to go “Into the Streets” for a morning of community service on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Organized by Morningside’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society, “Into the Streets” gives student groups and teams an opportunity to volunteer at 120 different locations in the Sioux City area.
The volunteers will receive their agency assignments at an 8 a.m. breakfast orientation meeting in the Hindman-Hobbs Center. For the rest of the morning, they will perform a variety of service work – such as cleaning, painting, setting up events, reading to elementary school students, working with the elderly – at agencies such as the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, the Sioux City Art Center, and King’s Closet secondhand store in Sloan, Iowa.
Morningside students Emily Greenlee of Lincoln, Neb., and Sarah Sorenson of Sioux Falls, S.D., are coordinating the service project with assistance from a student committee that includes Kyle Kinney of Sioux City; Preston Nibaur of Sergeant Bluff; Maria Bohling of Carroll, Iowa; Emily Culver of Stanford, Neb.; Jazmine Dirks of Carroll, Iowa; Demi Dunn of Cherokee, Iowa; Samantha Hansen of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and Sarah Olsen of Marcus, Iowa.