Fire Sprinkler Pipe Breaks at Evansville Church

An Evansville church falls victim to the effects of the record cold.
An Evansville church falls victim to the effects of the record cold.

A broken fire sprinkler pipe is to blame for thousands of dollars worth of damage at Catalyst Church on Claremont Ave. That's on the west side.

The pastor says the pipe broke in the attic and flooded parts of the building for close to 24 hours. It damaged the attic, a room on the second floor, and the children's area on the ground floor.

The church, which prides itself on serving the community, does have insurance.

"The biggest thing we do is the food pantry, loving on others, take care of others," said Pastor David Whitmore. "With this deductible, it may not sound like much, $2,500, but that's like three months worth of food for the community that we're going to have to hold back for a water leak like this."

But the damage will affect more than just the building. Whitmore says the church will still have it's Sunday services.

If you would like to help, you can make donations on Catalyst Church's website at
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