Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the one federal vacation devoted to a day of service. Texas Tech and native volunteers honored that legacy as we speak by lending a serving to hand to Habitat for Humanity.

“We’re right here as we speak simply to assist construct some homes and all the things and it’s sort of good simply realizing that we are able to make an affect,” Texas Tech soccer participant Dennis Wilburn mentioned.

Lubbock Habitat for Humanity is ready to construct 35 extra homes on Dartmouth Road. The group was created to supply low-income people and households a spot they’ll name residence. At present, volunteers helped paint, and construct fences on the homes which are virtually prepared for move-in.

“I believe it’s simply phenomenal to hopefully, slowly however certainly, see that imaginative and prescient that Dr. King had that you’ve got folks popping out into the neighborhood, ” mentioned Danielle Feist, President of Lubbock Habitat for Humanity.

That is the third 12 months the Texas Tech soccer group has volunteered on this mission for MLK Service Day.

Head coach Joey McGuire mentioned, “Days like as we speak are good for the soul and every single day needs to be like as we speak.”

The Texas Tech soccer group was fifth within the nation final 12 months for volunteer hours and so they don’t consider it as service, they take pleasure in it.

“Any time that you are able to do one thing for the neighborhood or one thing for another person it sort of places issues into perspective. It’s all larger than simply your self,” McGuire mentioned.

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