“This day of service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers and creates solutions to social problems,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “Hundreds of thousands of Americans each year engage in projects to positively impact their communities. As Christians, our desire is to lovingly serve our Greenville-area community and open doors for Gospel witness.”
In announcing this year’s initiatives, Pettit encouraged students, faculty and staff to join him in serving. This year’s goal is to have at least 300 BJU students, faculty and staff serving the greater Greenville community. Last year, students provided more than 750 hours of work on MLK Day.
This year, students are expanding their service to 11 different locations across Greenville County including the Phillis Wheatley Center, Miracle Hill Overcomers Center, the Greenville Rescue Mission, Shepherd’s Gate, Miracle Hill Children’s Home, Miracle Hill Boys Shelter, Meals on Wheels, the Greenville County Juvenile Detention Center, Rebuild Upstate, the Ronald McDonald House and Greer Relief.