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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
Some volunteers from Oakwood University and Alabama A&M spent this Martin Luther King Day holiday in a day of service.
They gathered at the ARC of Madison County to repaint some walls for community service.
ARC is a non-profit that helps people with disabilities.
Both college campuses will participate in the Honda Challenge academic competition this year. Part of the criteria to qualify is taking part in a service project.
It just so happens, Monday is also Dr. Martin Luther King's "Day of Service."
"It's a wonderful opportunity to bring several good ideas together. That is, the Day of Service. It gives us the opportunity to partner with our sister school down the road, A&M, coming together to render this service to a local organization," said Patricia Stewart Daniel with Oakwood University.
"We can work together academically to be brighter, to know more, to prepare for our personal lives, but it also says we want to give," said Barbara Jones, Alabama A&M Honda Challenge Coach.
ARC of Madison County said they really appreciate the help. They said the new paint will give the interior a much-needed "fresh look."