Northland's Long Term Flood Recovery Given $10,000 Donation

By KBJR News 1

Northland's Long Term Flood Recovery Given $10,000 Donation

October 9, 2012 Updated Oct 9, 2012 at 8:24 AM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Northland's long term flood recovery effort recently was given a $10,000 donation from the United Chirch of Christ National Office for Disaster Ministries and the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ.

The Rev. Charlotte Frantz, of Pilgrim Congregational Church, along with the Rev. Paul Van Antwerp, of Peach Christ Church, and newly called minister of United Protestant Church of Morgan Park, Jon Levins, were contacted by Florence Coppola of the national UCC of Cleveland, Ohio, inquiring about the flooding in Duluth and surrounding areas and asked how they can help.

The United Church of Christ disaster relief funds are often used for long term recovery after emergency needs have been met by other agencies and organizations.

In northern Minnesota, the donation was designated for help in hiring case managers and the Flood Homes with Hope fun for household needs, not otherwise met through insurance, government programs and foundations.

"We are honoring the work and ministry of Pilgrim, Peace and The Protestant Church of Morgan Park, because we know they have been involved in various ways as communities in northern Minnesota are recovering," said Florence Coppola.

Posted to the web by Jenna Vogt