Sewage issue disrupts meals at Greensboro Urban Ministry

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Urban Ministry's Potter's House is now serving their lunches at the Shiloh Baptist Church on South Eugene St., after a problem with the sewer line closed their kitchen earlier this week.

The dining room is still being used for breakfast and dinner, but those meals have to be prepared without an operating kitchen.

"This is really an emergency situation. This is almost like if a hurricane or tornado hit us," explained Urban Ministry's Executive Director, Mike Aiken.

The sewage repair bill is expected to be about $100,000. Using the Ministry's maintance fund to foot the bill would nearly empty their account.

Aiken is worried the situation will only could only get worse.

"We are hoping and praying that the problem doesn't get more serious to the point where we might have to shut down the whole building," he explained.

Urban Ministry is asking the community and restaurants for donations.  Any food donations must be food that don't need to be heated up or washed.  If interested call (336) 271-5959.

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