Church in Muscatine was hit hard with a wall and roof completely blown off. Now
people in the community are stepping up to help.
wind came in so strong and it actually shifted our building off its foundation throughout
the entire building," says Ty Thomas, lead Pastor.
tornado brought winds of 110 miles per hour.
the community is trying to put the pieces back together.
had over 100 people last night and over 100 people today come and clean up, try
and get everything out of the building cause there's so much water damage and
we're trying to save as much as we can and trying to clean up the debris
outside," says Thomas.
with an entire wall blown out, it's making the job a lot harder than expected.
been just a process of sifting through debris and trying to find things that
are salvageable or things that we need to say this is just not usable anymore.
It's been more of the ladder lately," says Austin Newton, Technical Arts
who have been working at the church for years say it's tough to see it in such
really sad to see everything, a lot of hard work just blown away. It's
encouraging to know the blessings that are ahead," says Newton.
not sure about the cost of all the damage.
they have their fingers crossed on when church services will be back up and
we're celebrating Christmas in this building, I'll be real happy," says
The church will still hold its services. They are still in
the process of finding a place.
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