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Greater Bethel A.M.E. Begins to Rebuild With Help From Volunteers


We recently brought you a story about the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church.

It is one of the largest African-American Episcopal churches in the area and they’re trying to recover and rebuild like everyone else.

Last weekend, items inside the church were removed and disposed of for the most part, due to the damage of Hurricane Michael.

The church was built in 1945 and is considered a treasure in the community by those who attend it and today they received some much-needed help from a group of about 50 college students.

The volunteers helped do work on the grounds in an effort to move forward with recovery.

Members of the church say seeing this kind of outreach, warms their hearts. 

“This means the world to me! Because it shows that regardless of denomination, regardless of nationality people are willing to come and lend a helping hand when you are in need,” said Charletta Robinson, pastor of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church.

“We just want Panama City to know that they haven’t been forgotten and that people still care,” said Susan Peugh, a volunteer for Send Relief.

Send Relief will be in Panama City for two more weeks while their student volunteers are on Spring Break.

For more information on their relief efforts or to apply for assistance visit their website at

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