Lumberjack Service Retreat

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:30pm
Hancock, Michigan

Every even year (2014, 2016…) Campus Ministry sponsors a domestic service trip to Hancock, Michigan, to serve with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (Little Brothers), a nonprofit agency. Little Brothers provides many services for the rural, aging poor, including free firewood, which reduces the burdensome heating bills received in northern Michigan winters. Little Brothers supplies the saws, axes, gasoline and logs… Rockhurst University students supply the muscle. A can-do attitude, rather than woodcutting experience, is all that is required. Furthermore, Little Brother’s motto, “Flowers Before Bread,” illuminates the belief that providing companionship for the elderly is, in many ways, more important than providing for their physical needs. In that spirit, participants are invited to spend time visiting with the folks to whom they deliver firewood. Contact Bill Kriege at 816-501-4855 for more information or apply here.