Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brethren Volunteer Service summer unit completes orientation.

Volunteers from Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 280 have completed orientation. The summer orientation was held in Wenatchee, Wash., from July 27-Aug. 15.

Following are the home congregations or hometowns, and placements of the volunteers: Tyler Banas of Hampshire, Ill., is going to Camp Myrtlewood in Myrtle Point, Ore.; Simon Bender of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, and Deniz Oelcer of Bonn, Germany, will work at the Samaritan House in Atlanta, Ga.; Elena Bohlander of Pleasant Hill (Ohio) Church of the Brethren and Julian Hoelzer of Stuttgart, Germany, will serve at Su Casa in Chicago, Ill.; Annika Hoersch of Giengen, Germany, goes to the Tri-City Homeless Coalition in Fremont, Calif.; Fiona Lacey of Monterey, Mass., and Friederike Loeffler of Walldorf, Germany, go to the International Community School in Decatur, Ga.; Christy Meier and Steve Meier of Topeka, Kan., will work with YMCA Greenhill in Newcastle, N. Ireland; Steve Mullaney of Minneapolis, Minn., serves at Miguel Angel Asturias Colegia, Quetzaltenango, in Guatemala; Carly Pildis of Brookline, Mass., will serve with Jubliee USA Network in Washington D.C.; Anna Simons of South Bend, Ind., and Lukas Pack of Cologne, Germany, go to Project PLASE in Baltimore, Md.; Ned Thilo of East Fairview Church of the Brethren in Manheim, Pa., will serve with the Human Resources Development Council in Havre, Mont.

The next BVS orientation unit will be held Sept. 21-Oct. 10 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. It will include 19 volunteers. The group will spend three weeks exploring project possibilities and topics of community building, peace and social justice, and faith sharing; will spend several work days in both rural and urban communities; and will attend the BVS 60th Anniversary Weekend. For more information contact the BVS office at 800-323-8039.

Source: 9/10/2008 Newsline

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