Detroit church looks for help after roof caves in

It is a small church congregation with a big heart and now a big problem.

The Williams Temple on Detroit's northwest side has been through tough times, like family struggles, deaths and now destruction, when its roof caved in.

"We're thankful we didn't have service that night, Wednesday," said Pastor Eddie Williams. "If we would have had service, it would have fallen on people. The good Lord didn't let us have service Wednesday."

The harsh winter combined with a wet spring caused the church's flat roof to completely collapse. And with few funds to fix it and little time to even put up a trap, Monday's rain came pouring in.

"This is a lot for us, it's just a lot of money we don't have," said Lenette Love, a parishioner. "Everyone in the church is on a fixed income."

Still the congregation of roughly 20 followers is keeping the faith and hoping for the best.

Together they will get through this too.

"We're going to make it some kind of way," Williams said.

A nearby congregation is allowing the Williams Temple to use it temporarily while fundraisers are being organized.


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