The following is a message from Angie Wright from Beloved Community Church in Birmingham:
David Camon, Beloved Community UCC’s Keyboard player since the church began in 2000, lost everything in a house fire last night. Thankfully, he and his family escaped the fire, crawling out under the smoke and flames.
The Camon family needs help! They did not have insurance for their belongings. Their landlord is working with them to find another place to stay but that may take some time. The Red Cross has provided a room for a couple of days but I don’t know what they have after that. David and Linda both have significant health problems that are exacerbated by stress; the financial strain on top of the trauma of a house fire can at least be lessened by our gifts.
Will you make a contribution to Beloved Community so that we can assist them with pulling together the basic necessities? You can donate online (www.belovedcommunitychurch.org) and message us that it is for the Camon family; or send a check made out to Beloved Community Church to 131 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35222.
You are always so generous in times of crisis. We’ve had a lot of it lately! I thank you in advance for any help you can offer this wonderful man who has given so much to our Beloved Community, and his family in this time of great need.
This comes after the storm this past February that caused Beloved Community to move out of their building while they made repairs. Beloved Community Church would like to thank everyone for their prayers. Rev. Wright reports that repairs are underway—the roof has been replaced and other work is proceeding. They hope to be back in the building in about a month. Rev. Wright expressed her gratitude for the United Church of Christ Insurance Board and their rapid response and support as the claim was resolved. With the initial damage and subsequent rains that further damaged the structure before the claim evaluators could finish, it was a complicated process. Rev. Wright asks for continued prayers for Beloved Community Church as they work on building back to wholeness in their community.