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Fall break serves flood survivors

John Brown University will go on a new fall break missions trip to Southern Louisiana this year to serve those affected by the flood.

Trip leader Cassie Isaacson said “At the beginning of the semester, Frank Huebert brought up the idea of the Louisiana fall break trip to help with flood relief efforts, and I jumped on board a couple of weeks ago to help lead the team.”

For this missions trip the University will partner with Samaritan’s Purse. Isaacson said, “JBU has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse for various trips in the past,” and they called “and asked what it would look like to get a team together for fall break. “

She said, “They have been great to work with so far and I think it’s crucial to partner with an organization that’s well connected to what’s going on with the flooding, rather than us trying to go down there and figure out how to help.”

According to Samaritan’s Purse’s press release, they have sent four disaster teams to the areas affected by the flood.

The organization is attempting to minister to the “physical and spiritual needs of the homeowners.”

John Brown University will also go to Colcord, Okla. and Chicago, Ill as it has done in the past.

All of the trips take place over fall break. Both of the Chicago and southern Louisiana trips will leave on Oct. 14. Colcord will leave on Oct. 15. All trips will return to campus on Oct. 18.

The application along with two references are due Sept. 28.