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Clarke Campus Ministry to Host Used Spiritual Book Fundraiser

posted on Febuary 17, 2006 

In preparation for Lent, the Clarke College Campus Ministry Office will host a spiritual reading used-book sale on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23, on the Clarke campus. The sale will be held from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. each day in Clarke’s Atrium Conference Room. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Free-will offerings for the books will be used to fund the campus ministry office’s New Orleans Service Trip, as well as retreats and other outreach service programs.

This January, a team of eight students and three staff members made the 18-hour trip to New Orleans to assist Catholic Charities of New Orleans with the clean-up efforts in areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. The team completely gutted three homes in five days – with nothing remaining except the studs and concrete foundation. Another Clarke team will return in April to again help with debris removal.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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