On May 18th, Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal was devastated by a fire.
An electrical shortage in a conduit feeding a switch box in the basement was the cause of the fire. As church leaders plan to demolish and rebuild, the Vestal Rotary Club helped by presenting Grace Lutheran with a $1,000 donation.
Head Elder at Grace Luthren Church John Miller said, "And that's very positive to have a positive attitude to recover no matter what and our church is the building it's the people in the church and we're here to support the community and spread the gospel."
Miller says he hopes to have the building demolished within the next month and from there the planning to rebuild begins.