Service trip members sought

Hurricane Sandy relief planned


Clint Riese
News Editor

When Hurricane Katrina hit the southern United States in 2005, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stacy stepped up and helped send eight mission trips to help provide relief.

Now, Pastor Ed Wheatley is at it again. The Stacy community is again coming together to help another area in need. Wheatley is seeking 20 youth and 20 adults for a service trip to New York to help the region recover from Hurricane Sandy.

The effort is being sponsored by the newly formed Leo Club of the Stacy Lions. Leo Clubs consist of members ages 12-18 and focus on service and leadership development.

The trip to the East Coast will depart St. John’s on Saturday, July 13 and return Friday, July 19. The goal is to provide 1,000 hours of volunteer service to Lutheran Social Services of New York City. Service work may include painting, demolition, sheet-rocking, landscaping and the like.

The trip will also include the opportunity to visit sites such as the Empire State Building, Times Square and the 9/11 Memorial. Broadway plays are also on the itenirary.

The seven-day trip costs $499 per person. Pastor Wheatley has led 40 groups to New York City over the last 38 years.

Those interested should call 651-462-7729 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.