Bethel College Sends a Third Task Force Team to Aid Katrina Efforts

Bethel College is sending out a team of 28 students, 2 staff and faculty members and 1 parent to Pascagoula, Miss. over the college's spring break. Led by Christian Lehman, resident director and intramural director, the team will aid in relief efforts for the victims of Katrina. They will leave from the Bethel College administration building at approximately 2:45 p.m. February 27.
The team will help the Mississippi Community by installing dry wall and possibly painting homes affected by the flood of Katrina. It might have some painting if any. "This task force will be different from the others in that we are primarily helping with house repair as opposed to clean-up," said Lehman.

The first task force team went to Pascagoula in October and cleaned up garbage and debris and ripped out moldy dry wall and insulation in homes. The second task force team went to Pascagoula in January and continued cleaning walls and started installing insulation and dry wall.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of 1,964 includes students from 34 states, 17 countries, more than 20 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four satellite locations, as well as its Elkhart campus. The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.

# # #

Editor's Note: Photos and video footage from the first two Bethel College trips to Mississippi may be obtained from the public relations department by calling 574.257.3331.