A Flood of Love
Mar 20, 2012
Concordia students and staff will use their gifts to serve the Minot, N.D., community March 24-25. Flooding in Minot in summer 2011 damaged numerous businesses, churches and about 4,000 homes.
About 30 students from Concordia’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will assist with construction and cleanup in flood-affected areas March 24. This will be the second time the college’s Habitat for Humanity chapter has been able to work in Minot.
The Concordia Orchestra will receive a freewill offering at the Senior Honors Concert on campus March 24. Funds will be donated to the Flood of Love recovery campaign that benefits Minot's ELCA churches. They will then travel to Minot on March 25 to perform a free concert for the community.
“When local pastors were asked what could be done to help, one of the first things they responded with was music,” says Foster Beyers, conductor of The Concordia Orchestra. “They felt the healing power of music was something Concordia was in a unique position to provide.”
Concordia representatives will preach in four Minot ELCA churches March 25. President William Craft, the Rev. Tom Schlotterback, the Rev. Tim Megorden and the Rev. Dr. Ernest Simmons will deliver messages of support to the people of Minot through these communities of faith.
"We hope we can give the Minot community a good gift out of an experience of great loss," says Schlotterback.