(March 8, 2007) — The eight members of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 273 have begun their terms of service. Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., hosted the orientation unit from Jan. 29-Feb. 16. During the orientation volunteers had the opportunity to serve both the greater Orlando community and to fellowship with the Brethren Haitian community in Miami.
The volunteers, their home congregations or home towns, and placements follow:
Martin Anderson of Eisenhuettenstadt, Germany, will serve at the San Antonio (Texas) Catholic Worker House; Juergen Bartel of Rheinfelden, Germany, is serving with Gould Farm in Monterey, Mass.; Marissa Buckles of New Carlisle (Ohio) Church of the Brethren is going to Tri-City Homeless Coalition in Fremont, Calif.; Joel Dillon of Wheaton, Ill., will volunteer for L’Arche community in Tecklenburg, Germany; Mark Holbert of Saugatuck, Mich., is serving at the Oakland (Calif.) Catholic Worker House; Katherine Nichols of Emporia, Kan., is going to Camp Harmony in Hooversville, Pa.; Bethany Walk of State College, Pa., is volunteering with Quaker Cottage in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Laurin Wuennenberg of Twistringen, Germany, also is serving at the San Antonio Catholic Worker House.
For more information about BVS call the office at 800-323-8039, or visit http://www.brethrenvolunteerservice.org/.