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March 10, 2012

Sharing Spring Break with Those in Need


Tornedo devestation
Several of us seminarians are on Spring Break this week, and after a few short days of quiet, we began looking desperately for something to fill our time. Originally, we had planned on driving up to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit a brewery and see the city. However, news of the recent devastating tornado in Illinois kept filling the internet and airwaves, and requests for volunteers were coming from the United Way.  Seeing an opportunity to do more than just waste time, Jonathan Hill and I decided to drive down to the area that was worst hit, on the Indiana side of Louisville, Kentucky.  After driving all night, we arrived at the deserted United Way building around 3:00 am. There was a sign that said that they would reopen at 9:00 am.  So, with nothing else to do, we slept in the car until the building opened.