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ACCC helps Atlantic City for Day of Service honoring Dr. King

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Those who serve Atlantic City's needed got some extra help Monday.

Atlantic Cape Community College participated in its first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with staff, students and alumni volunteering their time at Sister Jean’s Pantry & Kitchen and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission on Monday.

“It is important for our Atlantic Cape students and staff to participate in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service as it honors and commemorates Dr. King's legacy of service, while inspiring us to serve in our own way,” said Victor Moreno, senior manager of Special Projects, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Atlantic Cape’s Student Engagement, Student Government Association and Office of Community Outreach sponsored the inaugural event.

The volunteers met at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City campus before dividing into two groups.

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Those who went to Sister Jean’s 108 N. Pennsylvania Ave., helped clean the dining room, folded donated clothing and toured the premises.

Atlantic Cape Community College photo

Volunteers at the Rescue Mission spent the morning chopping onions, cutting carrots and skinning potatoes, along with peeling garlic and hard-boiled eggs. The food will be used throughout the week as the mission prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for those in need.

“The importance of participating in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is to have our students engage with our surrounding community and to understand the importance of giving back collectively,” said Lisa Givens, assistant director of Student Engagement.

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