During their spring break 88 students from the ELCA college of St. Olaf, located in Northfield, MN (also home to Malt-O-Meal factory), spent time in Clay, AL to help with clean up efforts following a January 23 tornado which ripped through the area. It reminded me of an old Lutheran Disaster Response ad that showed a woman cleaning a floor with the words: “Sexy? No. Faithful? Yes.” It’s great to see that a part of a full education at an ELCA college is activities like this that tie students into the larger work of the church and their lives in the world.
To learn more:
- read the article from the Birmingham News, “St. Olaf College students spend spring break cleaning up storm debris in Clay”
- watch a video of St. Olaf work on Clay (short ad at beginning), St. Olaf Students in Clay, AL