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Mantecan volunteering Appalachia over spring break
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FOREST CITY, Iowa – Even while taking a break from classes, Airenne Curry of Manteca, will continue to carry out Waldorf College’s tradition of service. Over spring break, Curry will be one of 16 Waldorf students traveling to Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Ky., to volunteer in the distressed region of the Appalachian Mountains.

“The students wanted to build something and do something more hands-on with this mission trip,” explained campus ministry coordinator Mary Dickman. “We will be building a cabin on the mission site that will be used to house other volunteers throughout the year.”

“As a campus ministry trip, I hope the experience will catapult students into stronger faith,” Dickman said. She also looks forward to the students learning about different cultures within the U.S., as well as discovering more about each other.

The spring break mission trip is a cherished tradition at Waldorf College. Six chaperones will be volunteering alongside students at Red Bird Mission March 9 through 16.

Red Bird Mission has been servicing southeastern Kentucky since 1921. The non-profit agency provides education, health, and community outreach ministries to low-income residents. Learn more at