Flooding in Findlay, Ohio

National news reports told of the recent flooding in Findlay, Ohio. Darwin Dunten, pastor of First UB church in Findlay, reports that one-third of his parishioners were affected by the flooding. In addition, the church basement was flooded with sewer water. The church’s resources are going primarily toward helping people from the church.

Churches have been inquiring about ways they can help. Instead of trying to coordinate things through the church, Pastor Dunten is pointing everyone to the United Way, which can coordinate on a much larger scale. If you’d like to help, you can call the United Way at: (419) 423-1432.

Pastor Dunten says the Mormon Church has mobilized an estimated 500 people to assist in the recovery. An official has pointed to the Mormons as the key to the city’s recovery. Hmmm.

People from several United Brethren churches are responding. A group from Monticello UB (Spencerville, Ohio) is going up to help, and several other UB churches have inquired. Pastor Dunten has also been been encouraged by the response from other UB churches in Findlay’s cluster.

First UB church can be used as a staging area for anyone who wants to come help. Call the church at: (419) 422-9398. You can also email Darwin at drwndntn@aol.com.

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