Elmira Church Gets $10,000 Grant

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Elmira Church Gets $10,000 Grant

    Elmira (WENY) --  Elmira's First United Church of Christ is getting $10,000 to help fix its bell tower.  THe historic tower was damaged during the 2012 tornado in downtown Elmira.

     The entire project costs $70,000.  The church has already raised $20,000, but still has $40,000 to go.  First United is one of 13 landmarks statewide getting money from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

     Church leaders still need community donations.  They hope to have the renovated bell tower fixed by June 2014.

     To get more information about First United Church of Christ, call (607) 734-5428.