“This place was such a mess,” Rev. Darryl Williams said.
Williams said two feet of water sloshed through the gym underneath the sanctuary and it took parishioners seven days to remove all the water.
“It’s more than a gym. It was a mecca for many since its inception in 1956,” Williams said.
“This church, because of the gym, was more than just a spiritual place. It was a social place, it was a political place and it served many needs,” Williams said.
The flooding destroyed the original wood floor and caused mildew problems.
Contracts said to replace the floor with vinyl will cost $50,000. To do the original wood it would cost around $100,000.
The congregation can’t bare the thought of seeing the gym become a closed off space so they’re working to raise money to replace it.
Click here to visit the GoFundMe page.
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