To: The Southern Berks NewsCongratulations on a terrific story about local people helping local people affected by floods along the Schuylkill. You gave credit to several groups and individuals, and I'm sure many others helped, particularly on the Dotterer's house in Douglass Township.

Because I sounded the alarm at St. Paul's UCC in Amityville, I feel obligated to add that the St. Paul's disaster rehab team responded without hesitation. Two of our skilled craftsmen actually moved their own equipment into the house for several weeks to hang doors, trim windows and finish walls. Our team has been doing relief work for many years, mostly in other states. This is the first time we've been called to help people within our own community. We encourage others to join with us in this very rewarding mission.

Curtis Clifford, 2008 Consistory President St. Paul's UCC, Amityville

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