BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33 NEWS) — More than 160 LSU students, along with community leaders and neighbors in Old South Baton Rouge came together to honor the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The group helped paint houses and do minor repairs at a local church.
Students say the experience is a great way for the university to give back to the community that supports its education. Students say it's also a great way to make a lasting improvement in the lives of those who are in most need of help.
"Whether it's resources or painting a house or helping in the garden it's just very important for us to give back, said LSU senior, Annisia Osborne. "We have so much more. Why not give to the have nots, so we can all have. "
"I think this teaches our students to be able to give back and continue to give back even after they graduate," said LSU's director of the office of multicultural affairs, Chaunda Allen.
Volunteers also took time to help fix up two community gardens.