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Flooded church selling fireworks to reopen

Centra Hispano Church flooded twice within a month
Posted at 1:38 PM, Jul 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 02:16:42-04

In early 2017, Centro Hispano Church in Lamont got an unwelcome guest. Flood water bust into the church destroying the floor, furniture, organ and more. About 18 months later, the church is still closed.

In hopes of getting back on their feet, sunday, Centro Hispano Church opened a firework stand in their parking lot. Pastor Zenn Monzon said, proceeds from the fireworks fundraise will be used to protect the church from future flooding and help them open.

Monzon said, since the flooding the church has had to use other facilities to hold their services and they're currently using a local Jr. High School. And they hope a successful fireworks fundraiser will help them raise enough money to build a 30" flood wall, with hopefully some leftover to replace the damaged furniture and organ inside the church.

If you'd like to buy fireworks from them, they are located at 6437 Weedpatch Highway, Lamont, CA.