Joe Mertz Center to host Service Emphasis Week this week

Huntington University's Joe Mertz Center will host a Service Emphasis Week beginning Feb. 18.

Throughout the week, students and community members will have the opportunity to get involved through several volunteer opportunities as well as hear how Huntington community members are serving.

Chapel speakers will include Joey Spiegel, a 2006 HU graduate and executive director of Love INC, and 2005 graduate Rev. Richard Strick, and his wife, 2006 graduate and executive director of the United Way of Huntington County Jenna Strick.

Spiegel will speak on Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, and the Stricks will speak on Thursday morning, Feb 21, in a question-and-answer format. Both events begin at 10 a.m.

Community members and students are also encouraged to participate in a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

The JMC will also host a clothing drive Monday through Friday. Donations can be dropped off in the JMC office or in residence halls.