Students volunteer time on MLK Day
Malesha Griffin realizes she didn't make it to the University of Louisville on her own.
She had plenty of helping hands to push her through high school and help pay for her college education. Now, she's giving back to her hometown as a way to "pay it forward.”
Griffin was one of more than 200 UofL students who volunteered their time as part of UofL's Day of Service on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The students fanned out across Louisville - to Portland Community Center, Maupin Elementary School, Parkland Boys and Girls Club, Wayside Mission and other sites for an afternoon of painting, clean up, serving meals and leading activities for children.
Senior Prince Pipkin volunteered to paint at the Portland Community Center. Pipkin said he and his fraternity brothers frequently volunteer their time and viewed the Day of Service as "a way to make a positive impact".