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Olivet College plans service trip to help rebuild New Orleans
Nov 30, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College is planning a weeklong service trip to support hurricane relief efforts in New Orleans. A group of 19 Olivet students and one employee will leave Friday, Dec. 9, immediately following the colleges final exams. The group will be assisting with cleaning and repairing homes and churches in New Orleans and return Friday, Dec. 16.

The program is organized by the United Church of Christ (UCC) Office of Volunteer Ministries and coordinated by Mike Fales 75, director of church relations and campus ministries at Olivet College. The group will stay in a suburb of New Orleans at the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Metairie, La.

All cleanup supplies will be provided by the UCC and the cost of the trip is being underwritten by the college and several Congregational and UCC churches in Michigan.

This is an opportunity to be a part of history and make a difference to some people who really need help, said Fales. I am impressed by how many students want to give up part of their holiday break for this worthy cause.

Students joining Fales for the service project include: Darlene Bhuiya, a freshman from Battle Creek; Michael Birdsley, a sophomore from Owosso; Jessica Blakemore, a freshman from Wyoming; Timothy DeMenter, a sophomore from Gladstone; Joshua Hart, a sophomore from Gaylord; Denise Jackson, a sophomore from Detroit; Joel Jolink, a senior from Grandville; Courtney Kuch, a junior from Ypsilanti; Matt Kunzelman, a senior from Chelsea; Kimberly Lochinski, a junior from Homer; Theresa Martin, a freshman from Charlevoix; Anabel Montalvo, a sophomore from Detroit; Eunice Oladele, a junior from Nigeria; Matthew Oladele, a junior from Nigeria; Jessica Petkus, a sophomore from Milford; Matthew Reinhardt, a sophomore from Gaylord; Kari Searles, a senior from Marshall; Tiffany Tucker, a freshman from Woodland; and Kyle Vanderlaan, a junior from Belding.


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