Shenandoah Group Heads To Alabama To Lend A Hand

Shenandoah Group Heads To Alabama To Lend A Hand

Members of the Shenandoah community leave campus, Saturday, Jan. 7 on a week-long mission trip to North Alabama.

  

At 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 18 members of the Shenandoah community – students and staff members – will leave campus, heading to North Alabama for a week-long mission trip. Once there, they will help residents who are still cleaning up and rebuilding after the April 2011 tornadoes. The group will also learn about the area and the tornadoes’ devastation, spend time with families and clean up debris. Most of all, they will be a compassionate presence as they form relationships with those who have lost everything.

Known as the 2011 Super Outbreak, the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded occurred between April 25 and 28, 2011. The outbreak left catastrophic destruction in its wake, especially in Alabama. Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia were also hit, and 346 people were killed. The National Weather Service confirmed 359 tornadoes in 21 states from Texas to New York and even in Canada.

For more about Shenandoah’s mission trip to Alabama, contact Spiritual Life Coordinator Amy Howard at 540/ 545-7237 or ahoward2@su.edu