• Green Country church destroyed in fire, pastor asks for help

    By: Tiffany Alaniz

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    Story Highlights

    • A church caught fire near Salina Saturday morning.
    • Church leaders are asking for help as they recover.
    • They worry they will be unable to help people who rely on the food pantry.

    MAYES COUNTY, Okla. - A local church is asking for help after a fire destroyed their building over the weekend.

    The Homeward Bound Ministries church near Salina, Oklahoma, caught fire early Saturday morning.

    Pastor Tim Mahurin said he and his son built the church themselves eight years ago.

    He said they lost equipment they had for their teen church members, including a pool table, a ping-pong table, a foosball table and televisions.

    The church also reportedly lost two pianos, two drum sets and six guitars.

    They are asking for donations to help them recover, and anyone who wants to help them can do so through their GoFundMe page.

    Mahurin said he is worried about how they will help families that they typically feed through their food pantries.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials said they do not believe it was suspicious.


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