Sept. 28, 2011
Nearly 800 Morningside College students will leave their classrooms and textbooks behind when they go “Into the Streets” for a morning of community service on Wednesday, October 5. Approximately 500 to 600 of the Morningside students will work under supervision of the Salvation Army on flood cleanup at the Riv-R-Land Estates area in South Dakota.
Coordinated by the Morningside Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society, and involving other student organizations on campus, the annual “Into the Streets” service morning gives students the opportunity to volunteer for numerous not-for-profit organizations in the Sioux City area.
The Morningside student volunteers will receive their service assignments at a 7:30 a.m. breakfast orientation meeting in Eppley Auditorium. For the rest of the morning, students will perform a variety of tasks – cleaning, painting, data entry, flood cleanup – for more than 20 organizations that include the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Crossroads Homeless Shelter, Stella Stanford Child Development Center and Food Bank of Siouxland.
Jackie Lincoln, a Morningside senior from Colesburg, Iowa, and Jessica Boschen, a senior from Newman Grove, Neb., are coordinating the service project with assistance from a student committee that includes Jessica Bartak of Ewing, Neb.; Joshua Beutler of Bancroft, Neb.; Nathan Cale of Sioux City; Krystal Carlson of Richfield, Minn.; Claire Gibbons of Duluth, Minn.; Garth Hamilton of Lincoln, Neb.; Jenna Kral of Crete, Neb.; Christina Meyerhoff of George, Iowa; Michael Oetken of Akron, Iowa; Megan Peters of Fonda, Iowa; and Sabrina Sieperda of Rock Rapids, Iowa.