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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
The Greater Faith Victory and Worship Center in Alberta City fell on hard times following last year's tornado. Now members face the very real possibility of losing what's left of their building if they don't come up with a plan and a lot more money in the next few weeks.
Church elder Abraham McCall took a break from cutting grass near the Greater Faith and Victory Worship Center to explain how bad their situation is. He tells Fox6 News, "We're running out of time to really get this done."
The congregation keeps the area around the church neat. And they've made some repairs. But not enough to satisfy Tuscaloosa City Hall
Robin Edgeworth, Chief of Tuscaloosa Incident Command says "They've done a lot of work. They're made a lot of repairs to this facility. But I believe at this point, they have exhausted the financial means that they have."
Last week, the city council tabled a vote to declare the church a public nuisance and have it demolished for another 3 weeks. They raised 90 thousand dollars. But it'll take about 200 thousand dollars more to completely rebuild.
Bishop David Evans remains hopeful. He tells Fox6 News, "I don't think they can, but I think God can and I think after 3 weeks is more than enough for God to touch somebody's heart and that's why we're reaching out."
Today, members of another congregation stopped by to offer their help. If this kind of support continues, the roof will be repaired and the doors of this church may yet stay open.