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West Virginia University Starts Community Service Initiative

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West Virginia University has launched a new community service initiative that challenges college students to give back to their communities one day each month.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the initiative was launched in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and is part of a larger plan for WVU students to complete 1 million hours of community service by 2018. The university has also extended the challenge to people across the state.

The university sent service teams to three cities in West Virginia to help communities in need on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. About 30 students traveled to Charleston to work on projects at American Red Cross, HOPE Community Development Corporation and the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. Other volunteers worked in Morgantown and Fairmont.

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