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Local church continuing to serve others despite suffering their own damage during winter storm

Posted at 11:03 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 00:03:13-05

BELTON, TX — Though the harsh winter chill is over, last week's storm left behind problems for homeowners, businesses and even places of worship like Shiloh Worship Center.

“The damage was really bad,” said Senior Pastor Dr. Claudette Morgan-Scott.

Dr. Morgan-Scott says the weather caused pipes to burst in their attic, flooding the kitchen, offices, bathrooms and just about everywhere downstairs.

Repairs are estimated to cost $30,000 at a minimum.

“We are insured, however we don’t know what that’s going to look like with depreciation and everything else,” said Dr. Morgan-Scott.

The pastor says they also need to replace a computer, speakers, recording equipment and other items lost during the storm.

Despite it all, the worship center is still planning to continue their services online and on the radio.

Dr. Morgan-Scott says the nonprofit is also working with the Austin Urban League to provide an emergency relief program for the community.

“Anybody that has a need. We will be offering need in terms of housing, food and any other assistance that is required because of the winter storm,” she said.

Shiloh Worship Center is accepting donations and looking for volunteers to help with their emergency relief program. To learn more click here.