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Mount Moriah Church becomes refuge for those in need

HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Members of a small countryside church dug through rubble to find the church flags, which now stand tall, marking the site where Mount Moriah has stood since 1892.

The sign in front of the church survived the tornado, as did several people who ran to the church to seek shelter in the basement, even though the church was hit.

A neighbor ran to help free everyone from the rubble and then helpers started coming from around the country and even other states to clean up and go through debris.

They were able to salvage pieces of history, a history that even includes Colonel Sanders himself. Sanders parents were buried at the church, and the Colonel helped rebuild Mount Moriah after a fire destroyed the church in the sixties.

The parsonage of Mount Moriah survived and has become one of the relief headquarters for that part of Clark County. They have food, water, diapers and lots of supplies.

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