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SILVERSTREET — Trinity AME church continues to regroup from its sanctuary roof collapsing during February snowfall. Elder Joseph Postell said the congregation has rallied together and relied upon the community.

He is thankful the congregation has been able to worship at the Silverstreet Community Center.

The congregation is waiting for more information relating to insurance and the roof collapse before it takes the next steps in restoration.

Member Mary Thomas said the congregation is relying upon its faith and trust in the Lord to keep a positive outlook during this difficult time.

She said there has been more damage due to the church being exposed to the elements but that part cannot be avoided at the moment since the investigation continues into the incident and that means the site cannot be disturbed or worked on at present.

Postell said several people from the community called and sent emails with questions of how the congregation is doing.

“Many people have reached out to let us know they are praying for us and that support means so much, he said.

they also want to know how to make donations,” he said. “We started taking up collections and doing advertisements related to assistance needed to restore the church.”

Donations need to be made to the Nehemiah Restoration Fund and checks should be made payable to the Trinity AME Church and remitted to P. O. Box 112, Silverstreet, SC 29145.

Postell said donations also can be dropped off at the Silverstreet Community Center on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Elder Joseph Postell at 803-893-4883 or by email at newberrydistrict@yahoo.com.

Another resource is Sister Mary L. Thomas who may be reached at 803-786-9067 or 803-479-5106 or by email at mbmay13@aol.com.

Postell and Thomas said they are thankful for those people who have shared in worship and fellowship with Trinity AME and invite people to attend Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. in the Silverstreet Community Center.

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