Trine University students, faculty and staff are ready to volunteer around the community on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The first volunteer effort came early as many students volunteered Thursday evening to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that were delivered Friday to students at Timothy L. Johnson Academy in Fort Wayne. The sandwiches were among the food items sent home with students on Friday so they could enjoy the treats during the long holiday weekend.

Making PBJ sandwiches

Trine students will volunteer on Monday
in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University students and staff will be volunteering in the community on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

From playing games with nursing home residents to helping with the toboggan run at Pokagon State Park, Trine students will honor King's legacy on Monday and during the week.

Here are some of the places where Trine students will be volunteering Monday:

Northern Lakes Nursing Home, 516 Williams St., Angola; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., volunteers will play games with residents.

YMCA of Steuben County, 500 E. Harcourt Road, Angola; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will tackle a variety of projects.

Pokagon State Park, 450 Ln 100 Lake James, Angola; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., teams will work on the landscape and pick up litter; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. volunteers will help with the toboggan run.

Project Help of Steuben County, 711 E. Harcourt Road, Angola; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; volunteers will sort donations.

On Monday, Jan. 27, Trine volunteers will help staff the recovery station during an American Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside of the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, One University Ave., Angola.

The Day of Service, a way to honor the late civil rights leader and serve the community, is a part of United We Serve, President Obama's national call to service. It encourages Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to the nation's most pressing national problems.