Volcano ash strands 22 Minnesotans in Ghana

The Salvation Army says 22 volunteers from the Twin Cities are stranded in Africa because of the ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Annette Bauer says the team had been working at a Salvation Army complex in Woe, Ghana since April 10.

Their connecting flights from Amsterdam to Minneapolis were canceled Friday. It's unclear when they'll be able to return.

Bauer says they were in Ghana to build a roof for the Salvation Army meeting hall and to teach classes to local students.

The team members range in age from 15 to 77 years old. They include Salvation Army employees and volunteers.

Bauer tells KARE the team is in good spirits, although two are sick, including one person hospitalized for dehydration.


Information from:KARE-TV

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