Church gets cool gift from local business
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida church whose air conditioning unit was stolen is getting some help from a local business.
Last week, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church's AC unit was taken, and after 7News aired the story, a local business, Service America, decided to help out.
Service America arrived at the church, located at Northwest Ninth Street and 18th Avenue, Thursday morning with an AC unit and installed it for free. "When I heard they had no insurance, they're a small church and so forth, I said, let's see what we can do," said Bruce Kalick of Service America.
New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Pastor James Smith is extremely grateful for Service America's donation, and he said it comes at a good time. "This is my second anniversary, which starts tonight," said Smith. "We have people that are coming in from far and near, and I had been calling people and saying come, but it's going to be a little hot. Of course, now, when our visitors come to help us celebrate, it will be cool."
AC officials said the units are usually taken for the copper wire. It usually sells for about $40.
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