Churches support Charleston funds


To the editor:

On behalf of the Oberlin House of the Lord Fellowship, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Peace Community Church, Christ Temple Apostolic Church, Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, The First Church of Oberlin UCC, True Praise and Deliverance Ministries, and Life Builders Church, I would like thank all who graciously participated in the Wednesday night prayer meeting in remembrance of the nine souls who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. on June 17.

More than 100 citizens (racially mixed, young and old) from Oberlin and surrounding communities came to Mt. Zion Baptist Church to participate in this service, one week to the day of the massacre. Collectively we raised $1632.75 for the two different funds (The Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and the Lowcountry Ministries – Rev. Pinckney Fund). I am happy to say that I live in a community that cares so much. Thank you for love and support for these families during this horrible loss.

Those who would yet like to give may send funds to:

• The Mother Emanuel Hope Fund: This cityʼs fund will provide direct financial support for the funeral and burial expenses of the nine victims of the senseless tragedy. These donations will be tax-deductible.

Send a check to Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, c/o City of Charleston, P.O. Box 304, Charleston, SC 29402; stop by any Wells Fargo Bank nationwide and make a donation to the fund, text “prayforcharleston” to 843-606-5995, or go to www.bidr.co/prayforcharleston.

• Lowcountry Ministries – Rev. Pinckney Fund: This fund will be administered by the Palmetto Project (a South Carolina non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of South Carolinians). One-hundred percent of the funds donated will be used in this community to support local initiatives serving his home church, vulnerable populations, and youth projects that the Rev. Pinckney was so passionate about. These donations will be tax-deductible.

Send a check to Lowcountry Ministries – Rev. Pinckney Fund, c/o The Palmetto Project, 6296 Rivers Ave. #100, North Charleston, SC 29406 or donate at www.palmettoproject.org.

A.G. Miller, Pastor, Oberlin House of the Lord Fellowship