Originally posted on April 7th, 2020
Updated on July 25th, 2022
Our neighbors were sheltering in our Fellowship Hall after being rescued from their flooding homes. Suddenly, just as Red Cross arrived to help them, the water was at our doors – literally. Quick work of church members had sandbags at the doors, but nothing would stop the water from coming in through the foundation. Large pumps loaned by a farmer friend kept the water from drowning the entire sanctuary. However, everything was drenched. Much was saved but a lot simply had to be thrown away. We’ve already incurred a bill of $18,000 to get our sanctuary ready.
Our goal is to raise $50,000. Just one example of the expenses we face, our heating system was flooded with dirty water and now needs cleaned and repaired. We invite our neighbors & friends to JOIN THE ARMY that it will take to bring the Sanctuary back. With your help, Asbury South will be able to continue to serve our neighbors & community through our Community Store, Community Lunch, Friday Morning Breakfast, activities for children, and, of course, Worship. Thank you so much for caring.
Please send any contributions to:
Asbury UMC South
4760 Winchester Pike Columbus, OH 43232
We are most humbled & grateful for our neighbors.