Individual Volunteers Trained for Service in the Gulf Coast AreaEleven eager and ready "newbees" met at Camp Canyon in Hinton, Oklahoma, on August 18-20, 2006 for orientation and training in preparation for being sent as Individual Volunteers for Global Ministries.
Back row, left to right: Clint Rabb, Mary Bollow, Andy Henson, Carroll Green, Cindy Ellenberger, and David Focht. Center row: Betty Whitehurst, Leah Vanstone, Barbara Stone, Martha Girling, and Lorna Jost. Kneeling: Fred Bollow, Bill Vanstone, Tyler Schooley, and Dorothy Green.
Prior to the regular training, Barbara Stone (SCJ UMVIM Coordinator) led several of this group through a special session on being host coordinators at a disaster site. Helping Barbara in the training were Joe and Shirley Edgerton of Baldwin, KS, who spoke of their experiences as host site coordinators.
Barbara, Mary and Fred
These volunteers will be used for one to two months at a time in the Gulf Coast area now and will be able to use these skills for years to come in any new disaster situation.
Andy and Tyler in class
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