Community joining hands as power restoration underway in Grove City


GROVE CITY -- As crews work to repair the damage left behind by a tornado in Grove City, some are opening their doors and kitchens to those working to regain a sense of normalcy.

Dale Benson, Senior Pastor at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene says, like many in the Hoover Road community power was lost following 100 mph winds Wednesday.

“The electrical company here in town made sure we had everything ready so that if we didn't get power back we could proceed with services this weekend,” Benson said.

Power to the church and much of the community was restored Saturday but crews with AEP remained onsite repairing damaged lines.

After receiving an abundance of food donations, church members decided to feed those working to bring the rest of the community back online.

“We fed all three fire houses, we fed the police and began to feed the AEP power workers.”

The church lobby resembled a buffet, with power workers coming in and out for hot meals.

“This weekend has become a celebration of what God is able to do through us,” Benson said.

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