Brethren Volunteer Service unit begins work at project sites




The 309th unit of Brethren Volunteer Service: (front from left) Adam Weaver, Grael Weaver, Anna Zakelj, Debbie Kossman, Annika Fuchs, Elena Anderson-Williams, Maggie Phoenix; (back from left) Emily Landes, Isa Mahmut, Kathi Muller, Bernd Phoenix, Abel Tewelde, Gillian Miller.
Photo courtesy of BVS

The 309th unit of Brethren Volunteer Service: (front from left) Adam Weaver, Grael Weaver, Anna Zakelj, Debbie Kossman, Annika Fuchs, Elena Anderson-Williams, Maggie Phoenix; (back from left) Emily Landes, Isa Mahmut, Kathi Muller, Bernd Phoenix, Abel Tewelde, Gillian Miller.

The summer unit of Brethren Volunteer Service, which is the 309th BVS unit, has completed training and the volunteers have been assigned to their project sites. The names, home towns, and project sites of the members of BVS Unit 309 follow:

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Elena Anderson-Williams of Mountain View, Calif., will volunteer with Quaker Cottage in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Annika Fuchs of Freiburg, Germany, is volunteering at the Washington (D.C.) City Church of the Brethren.

Debbie Kossman of Dulsburg, Germany, will volunteer with Sisters of the Road in Portland, Ore.

Emily Landes of Centennial, Colo., is going to Quaker Cottage in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Isa Mahmut of Herford, Germany, and Kathi Muller of Schwarzach, Germany, will work with ABODE Services in Fremont, Calif.

Gillian Miller of Colstrip, Mont., is serving with the Ecumenical Women’s Initiative in Omis, Croatia.

Bernd and Maggie Phoenix of Santa Fe, N.M., are serving as co-directors of the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima, Japan.

Abel Tewelde of Goppingen, Germany, is working at Project PLASE in Baltimore, Md.

Adam and Grael Weaver of Kalona, Iowa, have been posted to East Belfast Mission in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Anna Zakelj of Modoc, Ind., is serving with SnowCap Food Pantry in Portland, Ore.

For more information about Brethren Volunteer Service, go to www.brethren.org/bvs .

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