Maple Plain Youth return from mission trip: Upcycling sandals part of effort in Church’s Buffalo outreach excursion

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The Youth at Lyndale Lutheran Church of Maple Plain recently returned from their annual mission trip. This year, the group served the community of Buffalo, New York.

Along with working at a Meals on Wheels program, a free community daycare and demo and drywall work, the youth pictured here sit atop of a mountain of discarded sandals, which tourists wear as they get a close (but wet) view of Niagara Falls.

The youth sorted the sandals by size, then paired, sanitized and rebagged them. The sandals will be sent to places like Africa and Haiti.

(Submitted photo)