DOTHAN, AL — For the first time in months a Dothan church is having its services in an actual building, thanks to $100,000 in donations from a Wiregrass business and volunteers, according to a press release.
Last year, the Clio Community Church was under construction when a storm and strong winds came through the town, destroying the entire structure, the release stated.
According to the release, service professionals from the restoration and cleaning company Rainbow International and other volunteers have spent more than two months building the congregation a brand new church.
Jason Cheshire, Jeff Mills and Justin Tolbert, co-owners of Rainbow International of the Wiregrass, contacted Pastor Melvin White about reconstructing the church and enlisted more than 30 volunteers to take the remnants of the old church down and build it back up, the release noted.
"Pastor White just broke down in tears. He couldn''t even continue the conversation on the phone," said Cheshire.
"They didn''t even know us, and they came to help," said Pastor White.
"Numerous volunteers just showed up with saws, hammers, nails and other materials. They worked as long as we could come up with the material, and even donated some of it themselves," White added.
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