Our opinion: Mennonite Disaster Services/Disaster Aid Ohio group delivers for Selma

Published 12:55 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Mennonite Disaster Services/Disaster Aid Ohio has spent almost a year helping the city of Selma recover from last year’s tornado.

The group celebrated the re-opening of four homes during the last week of March: Mary Holman, Carolyn Turner, Barbara Hicks and Rosie Reid. They also made repairs to over 30 homes. 

We were impressed by how the Mennonites displayed teamwork with the Selma Long-Term Recovery Group, Selma Mayor James Perkins, Selma City Council, Jeff Cothran, Pastor John Grayson, Jay Gilmer and other residents to rebuild the Queen City.  Volunteers provided construction labor for the projects. Local and national donations funded building materials.

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The Mennonite’s’ project is part of the ongoing effort to help people unable to recover from the tornado on their own.

We applaud the Mennonites for helping Selma recover, and we salute the city for putting out the welcome mat.