TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Monday was more than a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., but to give back by serving those in need.
Zachary Bell is the student body president at Florida A&M University and a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, an organization that believes in service to all people.
“Today is so much more than a litter pick-up, it’s just a demonstration of the fact that we can come together not only as the FAMU community, the post-Soviet community, the TCC community, but also the Tallahassee community, and as people,” Bell says.
Bell says giving back to the Frenchtown community is a great chance to build on the legacy of Martin Luther King.
Many students from Florida A&M University and the Divine nine organizations came to the Urban League to clean up the streets of Frenchtown.
The Tallahassee Urban League says the cleanup is the start of a redevelopment of the Frenchtown community.
Elijah Hooks, who is a member of the FAMU Student Senate, says it’s an honor to be back in Frenchtown.
“We are honored to be able to help these diverse families who are once again in need,” Hooks said.
The Urban League of Tallahassee has been serving people in Frenchtown neighborhoods for years, but plans to continue to do more in the future.
“There are students who come to Florida universities from all over, but they were all part of the Tallahassee community when we arrived, so I feel like it’s our responsibility to make sure the community is taken care of,” Bell said.