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Group from Westminster College Spends Spring Break on a Work Trip in Georgetown, SC

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Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A group of 28 Westminster College students along with Rev. Jim Mohr, Stephanie Lehman and Joyce Laughlin traveled to Georgetown, South Carolina for this year’s Westminster College Spring Break with a Purpose trip. The team worked on two houses and collected items for the HFH ReStore with Habitat for Humanity in Georgetown, teaching children from two Charleston elementary schools to read as part of the Reading Partners program.    

The team spent time with former pastor of Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston Dr. Betty Clark. Dr. Clark is now a pastor in Georgetown who shared with the group what it was like to be the pastor following the church shooting last year.

Before returning from Charleston, the team met with 4 alumni and their family members at Mellow Mushroom, an art-filled chain pizzeria. In attendance were Eric ‘13 and Marlee Tonks Dennis '12, Brooke Emmonds and Heather Aeppli '95 with her daughter Kate.

“This has been an outstanding trip with our students representing WC in amazing ways,” says Rev. Mohr. The team returned to New Wilmington on Saturday evening.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit

For more information, contact Rev. Mohr at or 724-946-7116.