by Cate Tauriello
Assistant principal Danny Rumpf has recently traveled to Toms River, New Jersey to contribute a small amount of his time for a large amount of people. He recently traveled to the garden state to build homes for victims of Hurricane Sandy that affected the area in 2012.
“The group we represent is the Disaster Ministries of the Church of the Brethren and they partnered with a group in NJ called O.C.E.A.N. Inc.” said Rumpf.
Hurricane Sandy affected the area in October 2012. The whole state was affected, but more-so the areas closer towards the water and the Atlantic Ocean. Rumpf said he was working about two blocks from the area of the boardwalk caught fire during the hurricane.
Rumpf said “It is the belief of our organization to be a servant and that we are all given talents and we need to use these talents to help others around us.”
When asked about what his favorite part of the experience was, he said “The fact that a group of 13 of us went to rebuild ranged in age from 33 to 87. I cannot think of any other activities that allow for multiple generations to be focused on my goal. The goal of being a servant for another person.”
It’s awesome to see Walkersville High School administration helping out other communities in need!