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African bishop visits Schoharie flood rehab

Church relief work aids disaster areas

The Rev. Sherri Meyer-Veen, center, pastor of Schoharie Reformed Church, describes flood damage at the Main Street church to Stephen Dube, left, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe, and his wife, Effina, on Tuesday.
The Rev. Sherri Meyer-Veen, center, pastor of Schoharie Reformed Church, describes flood damage at the Main Street church to Stephen Dube, left, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe, and his wife, Effina, on Tuesday.
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Floodwater was still dripping off of buildings in Schoharie last year when church disaster groups sprang into action to help residents. Among those groups was the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s disaster response organization. The church has been helping people get through catastrophes around the country, throughout the world — and in Schoharie. Members of the clergy and lay persons involved in the local recovery effort got a chance Tuesday to highlight church-based disaster relief efforts while ...


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