Disciples News Service

Volunteers Being Recruited For 'Alternative Spring Break'

Last year’s historic flooding in eastern Iowa may no longer grab news headlines, but the area continues to work to recover from the devastating floods. The Office of Disciples Volunteering, in partnership with the Christian Church in the Upper Midwest, is looking for volunteers to help respond to the flooding. Two videos that have been posted on YouTube explain why help is still needed.

One video entitled "Spring Break Alternative" is an appeal for volunteers and details restoration work needed at Cedar Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4uQ09wQ0KI

Another video entitled "Help Iowans Recover from 2008 Floods" shows the flooding in general and an interview with a volunteer from Ohio. See that video at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pWDrJyvuoU