Businesses are helping raise money for Mt. Zion Baptist Church repairs and you can help, too

PADUCAH, KY – It’s almost been a month since what some call “The Miracle at Mt Zion Baptist Church.” 40 kids and 10 adults were unharmed after a EF 2 tornado destroyed a large part of the church they were in.

After the disaster, the community came together to clean the debris, but the work is not done yet.

Multiple fundraisers are planned for the church throughout Paducah. The most recent is at QDOBA Mexican Eats on Hinkleville Road. QDOBA is no stranger to helping the community.

Tony Page, owner, says the people in Paducah are always supportive. “They always turn out whether it’s a benefit we’ve had from McCracken County Humane Society (or) the local ball teams,” he said.

When the opportunity came to help raise money for Mt. Zion, he said it was easy. “As a father (and) a grandfather, the tornado and the situation at Mt. Zion resonated with me,” Page said, “and I thought we ought to be a part of benefiting them to recover in any small way that we could.”

Karl and Sylvia Fleishchauer are church members at Mt. Zion and came at the start of the fundraiser.

“The amazing part about that church is that no one was doing whoa is us,” Karl said. “They were saying time to get started to rebuild this place.”

Parts of the roof in the sanctuary are still damaged.

The sanctuary still has no roof.

The pastor of the church says they are waiting on insurance before beginning repairs. While repairs might be on standstill, the community is not low on faith.

“Just being with each other, just knowing that God’s got a purpose, he’s got a plan in all of this,” Sylvia said, “and we just have to rejoice in what he does for us.”

The next two fundraisers are at Chick-fil-A on Monday and Texas Roadhouse on Easter Sunday. You can also donate online directly to the church.