As the morning sun warmed the Habitat for Humanity work site, Reba Carroll stood next to saw horses and strips of white vinyl siding and thought about college rivalries.

The Citadel, the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University — you hear a lot about the area’s rivalries, especially basketball, said Carroll a 19-year-old sophomore studying psychology at the College of Charleston. “But if you could unite them all, you could get a lot done.”

That happened today as area college students spent the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday serving the homeless, building homes for the needy and doing other volunteer work.

At Crisis Ministries on Meeting Street, students rolled silverware, chopped apples, peeled boiled eggs and cooked beans and hotdogs.

“We just wanted them to serve the community and help others,” said Brittany Pack, the campus service learning coordinator for Charleston Southern who helped organize the event. “No matter where you volunteer, it’s always a humbling experience.”

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.