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Church raising funds to repair collapsed roof

On Aug. 10, the roof of the Holy Temple Church of Deliverance collapsed. On Aug. 10, the roof of the Holy Temple Church of Deliverance collapsed.

Members of the Holy Temple Church of Deliverance in Savannah are still without a permanent church home after the sanctuary roof collapsed in August.

More than 30 children were attending a youth ministry service when the roof collapsed on Aug. 10.

Members are hoping to reopen the church and get the roof fixed. To do that, they need $115,000. Co-pastor Deborah Roberts said insurance isn't covering the damage.

"We thought we had a great policy. What it did not cover was anything within the building falling. If something had hit outside the building causing the inside to collapse, we would have been fully covered," Roberts said.

Church members have managed to raise about $3,500 through fund-raisers, and are considering taking out a loan. Roberts said the church will do whatever it has to to rebuild and open its doors again.

Built in 1936 as a fire station, the church has become more than just a place to worship.

"It's family, a place to come when you have a need. We do whatever we can to help," Roberts said.

If you would like to donate to help rebuild the church, call Co-Pastor Deborah Roberts at 912.234.4425.

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