Clean up begins after Briar Creek Church arson

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Briar Creek Church rebuild

Little remains of what was once the education and youth area for Briar Creek Road Baptist Church. The area, remodeled just a few years ago, was destroyed by arson in June. Samaritan's Purse is helping Briar Creek rebuild. Twenty volunteers have been out at the church helping with the demolition process and removing the burned debris.

"The roof has partially fallen in and was resting in places because the timbers had burned in two and wasn't safe to even go in there.” Wayne Shoemaker, Program Manager, said.  “So we wanted to remove those things, get them on the ground and get them out of there so volunteers could go in and start bringing out the belongings and things like that.”

Samaritan's Purse will have people continuing clean up all week. Who started the fire at the church, remains unknown.

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