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Sugar Grove church collects funds to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Calvary Church West, 1600 Beta Drive, Sugar Grove, is currently raising funds to support Convoy of Hope's humanitarian efforts in Texas.
Calvary Church West, 1600 Beta Drive, Sugar Grove, is currently raising funds to support Convoy of Hope's humanitarian efforts in Texas.

SUGAR GROVE – Hurricane Harvey has broken the continental U.S. record for rainfall and affected the lives of many Texans, but luckily there are those willing to help, even people as far away as Sugar Grove.

Calvary Church West, 1600 Beta Drive, Sugar Grove, has started fundraising to help those in need, according to the Rev. Rich Wooten. Collection efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 during a 60-minute worship service, as well at 9 and 11 a.m. Sept. 3 during church services.

All monetary donations will go to benefit a national faith-based humanitarian organization called Convoy of Hope, according to Calvary West administrator Kim Ziegler.

“It’s an organization we believe in and trust,” Ziegler said.

Wooten later added that Convoy of Hope was in Corpus Christi after the immediate danger of Hurricane Harvey passed and is making its way up the coast to help those in need.

“We feel it’s vital that we as a church represent Christ, and helping those in need is something Jesus exemplified,” Wooten said. “This is one way we show that kind of compassion. … We’re hopeful that the whole region can recover quickly. It’s going to be a long, long process.”

The Sugar Grove campus, as well as other Calvary churches, will be joining efforts to support Convoy of Hope.

Calvary Church West will be supporting Convoy of Hope through donations only, as Wooten said the organizations on the ground are best able to determine the use of funds.

To donate to Convoy of Hope, visit www.convoyofhope.org.

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