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Gulfport church helps woman move out of Isaac damaged home


Catherine Tate returned to her house after Hurricane Isaac to find it crushed by a tree. It was a feeling the 70-year-old will never forget.

"It makes me feel really sad, you know, that you know something like this is happening and I don't have enough to get it repaired," said Tate.

An elderly woman, without the money to repair her home, was without hope. Then, her church stepped in.

"Our church family has come together to help one of our own church family members to move out her home," said the Reverend Ken Braxton.

Members of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church have come together and are helping Tate move out of her damaged home and into an apartment.

"We're in this with our sister and our other members for the long hall," said the Rev. Braxton.

"It's just like having another family. This is my church family," said Tate.

Tate said once the tree was removed, contractors estimated the repair costs to be around $70,000. But for church members, their mission runs deeper than money.

"When it's your time, people will be a blessing to you because it's according to the Bible. Give and it shall be given unto you," said the Rev. Braxton.

To Tate, it's those good works that keep her looking forward.

"I hope I can get it repaired as soon as possible so that I can move back because I've been here for over 30 years," said Tate.

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