HC students plunge into urban Chicago volunteer work

FOR RELEASE
2002-11-07
HUNTINGTON, IN – Several Huntington College students will take part on an urban plunge November 8 – 10, at Circle Urban Ministries in Chicago. The plunge will allow students to experience and understand urban life while providing the ministry with volunteer work.

Circle Urban Ministries is a program that strives to meet the needs of urban life for those in the area. To assist with the ministry, they offer a school and a church in their building. Huntington College students will do maintenance work to help with the upkeep and operation of the facility over the weekend. They will work all afternoon Saturday and have a chance to tour Chicago on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, the HC students will attend the church service and be able to interact with the individuals who are involved with the ministry outreach.

The individuals attending include:

Leslie Russell from Monon, Ind.
Kyle Shoemaker from Westfield, Ind.
Derek Hooley from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jared Tropf from Upland, Ind.
Andrew Porterfield fom Marion, Ind.
Jen Shaffer – staff leader
Jason Shaffer – staff leader
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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